Happy Dog Takes on the World: What Can the U.S. Learn from Healthcare Models around the World

Compared to other rich democracies, the U.S. spends much more of its national wealth on healthcare, has among the lowest life expectancy statistics, and is the only nation with large portions of its citizens uninsured. Yet, crafting major legislation to improve conditions is very difficult.  Democrats worked for more than four decades to pass the first major expansion […]

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Public Health in the U.S.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from the People’s Republic of China for the program “Public Health in the U.S.” Through their visit to Cleveland, visitors will learn about best practices regarding STD treatment, advocacy, and inclusive employment; social marketing and public health advertising; and university research and education. Cleveland’s extensive spectrum […]

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Regional Health Challenges: Research and Remedies

The Near East and North Africa face many regional health challenges that require innovative and efficient resources to address them. Among these challenges are the spread of infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and the care of disadvantaged populations, particularly refugees, throughout the region. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be hosting visitors from the Near East and […]

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The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade, and Economic Development

Ohio’s recent boom in exports over the last five years embodies the U.S. government’s efforts to boost small businesses in the global economy. In 2013, Ohio exported a record-breaking $50.5 billion of finished goods, with the largest share coming from Greater Cleveland. Numerous small businesses benefit from legislation that increases their access to international markets, […]

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Public Health in the U.S.

This project will bring 14 doctors, nurses, and other public health practitioners from throughout Africa to the United States, where they will examine how U.S. federal, state and municipal agencies and non‑governmental organizations develop and implement national and grassroots public health programs and policies.  Meetings with fellow health practitioners, scholars, and grassroots activists will provide […]

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Global Health – Building Country Capacity

This project is promoting international cooperation on the common challenges facing the global community in preventing, treating, and managing health problems affecting general populations, such as infectious diseases, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and HIV-related illnesses.  A diverse group of healthcare professionals from Guinea, Iraq, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Republic of South Sudan, Uganda and Yemen […]

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Health Challenges in Kuwait

With approximately 75% of the Kuwait population categorized as either overweight or obese, 25% of the population suffering from Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease and other non-communicable diseases on the rise, Kuwait’s healthcare system faces serious challenges. This project, with visitors from Kuwait, will share how the U.S. public and private sectors are combating non-communicable diseases […]

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