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Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, on their recent report on pollution’s impact on global health leading to more deaths than HIV, Malaria and TB combined. She discusses the Paris Climate Accord as an important step in addressing the effects of climate change on human health, the ongoing battle to contain HIV/AIDS and how the…

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Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary for the National Academy of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and recent Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hamburg discusses the changes initiated at the FDA under her leadership and the enormous challenge of keeping the nation’s drug and food stream safe in a globalized supply chain.

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, an independent non-profit organization meeting the basic health, education and nutritional needs of over 140 million children worldwide. Ms. Miles discusses the myriad humanitarian crises the world’s children are currently facing in war zones, refugee camps and infectious disease outbreaks.

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, global health thought leader, Professor of Economics and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Dr. Sachs discusses his work advising the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals and his new book, The Age of Sustainable Development which looks at the need for a global commitment to ending the causes of poor health around the world.

Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

Dr. Deane Marchbein: MD, President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Deane Marchbein, MD, Anesthesiologist and President of the U.S. board of directors of Doctors Without Borders, an organization formed to offer care to millions of patients in over 60 war torn or impoverished countries.

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Infectious Disease specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Srinivasan discusses the CDC’s latest protocols for medical professionals dealing with Ebola, and the greater threat of the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings.