Global Health: How We Can Make A Difference—A Google+ Hangout with the Carter Center

On Tuesday, the Carter Center partnered with the New York Times, Google+, and the American Public Health Association to host an online discussion titled, “Global Health: How We Can Make A Difference.” The live video chat featured U.S. President Jimmy Carter, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, and Carter Center disease eradication expert Dr. Donald R. Hopkins. The group discussed major global health challenges and what we can do in the United States to help solve these issues.

Watch the video above to hear what the speakers had to say about the link between women’s empowerment and health care, as well as what we can all do to raise awareness about important global health challenges like HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases (NTDS), and access to safe and effective medicine. Check out the Carter Center’s community page to read the all great insights and comments from the participants, including comments from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

And stayed tuned to our blog to learn about future global health Google+ conversations with the Carter Center!

Johanna Harvey is Senior Communications Officer for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.