Center for Global Initiatives

Rating: 4.93 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: Kildeer IL 60047 USA

Mission: CGI serves as an incubator for new initiatives that creatively solve healthcare inequities around the world.We act as a collaborator with individuals and organizations in developing and launching projects that address the needs of medically impoverished populations.We function as a facilitator in directing public and private resources towards programs aimed at improving health globally.
Programs: MENTOR: Methods, Experiences, Networking & Training, Organizing & Research "Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? We can make it happen." We are proud to announce a very special and unique new program that provides individualized mentorship for people wanting to learn how to conduct their own project(s). We help you to gain funding, and we provide skills training, contacts and tools to actualize your plans. In some instances, undergraduate and graduate credits can also be provide PROJECT NINOS: Bolivia The Center for Global Initiatives collaborated with the Flying Doctors of America in a pioneering and critical project. We were the first non-Bolivian group to be granted access to three Bolivian prisons. Hundreds of children live with their parent(s) in these prisons. We provided care with a focus on general medicine, pediatrics, and gynecology. The Center will embark on a journey to help these non-criminal, yet imprisoned children through a unique and pioneering effort. Basically, we plan (pending funding) to develop and deploy educational and social skills training for educators (there are schools in the prisons!) and guards, as well as parenting skills training and resilience development instruction THRIVE: Tanzania The kindergarten we helped to found in 2005 is expanding its scope via THRIVE. We are using education as a basis for developing resilience of the orphans as well as those providing healthcare in the neighboring clinic/hospital. We will be developing programs for local nursing students and orphan children in collaboration with local doctors, nurses, and staff. We will have a particular focus on counseling to people with HIV infection and AIDS. The ages of children are between 3 to 12 years. The name of the hospital is Huruma Designated Hospital and is in Kilimanjaro Region in Rombo District. The primary illnesses of patients in our hospital are Malaria, T.B, Pneumonia, Immunosupression, Diabetes, and Hypertension. SMART: Cambodia Proof of concept. We are developing a project that will bring training and potentially telehealth services to rural areas that is delivered by indigenous village women. Public heath, primary care, first aid, and emergency services are all but absent in rural areas of Cambodia. “Itinerant” medical ex-pats may be the currently best available healthcare resource in such areas. This project seeks to empower indigenous women by providing training in basic public health practices and emergency medical care/first aid so they may be of aid to those in their for their villages. They would be supported by a training program that will enable them to provide sufficient help until the patient can be taken to the nearest medical facility or a traveling physician can come to the village. It will be unique, as it will not require literacy to operate MEDICAL INTERVENTION: Benin Contacts and relationships have been developed with colleagues in Benin that crosscuts various areas: health and illness, poverty and sustainability, environmental concerns, traditional and medical sciences/health treatment and education. We plan to develop a scientific and economic mechanism of researching the medicinal properties of specific plant materials used by our Benin partners (university scientists and traditional healers) to further develop medicines and use the resultant knowledge in order to refine the compounds to have fewer side-effects and improved dosing characteristics, and to develop that intellectual property into concomitant economic value that will provide for economic sustainability, self-sufficiency, and independence for on-going research.

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CGI's focus on sustainable programs is wonderful - more organizations should focus on long term solutions like CGI does.

Also, the travel information CGI provides to those interested in missions overseas is invaluable! Thank you, CGI!

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CGI makes a complex endeavor like serving globally a much simpler task. It provides information about trustworthy non-profit organizations and gives tips on how to travel economically. Recently, CGI was more than happy to let the organization I work with (ATI Mission Works) have real estate on it's website so that we could more easily collect donations. CGI is run by people who genuinely care about the world and all of us who live in it.

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Excellent organization that assists in bettering healthcare on a global level through awareness, empowerment, and educated efforts. Dr. Chris Stout is not only an admirable professional with the best of intentions, but is also willing to share his incredible expertise and extensive experience with students who seek to make a global difference as well.

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I have the utmost respect for the leadership of CGI. They are a class act. Their clear mission, communications and organizational transparency are at a standard that all organizations- non-profit or not should aspire to.

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Just hope that more donors get the message that this is an organization that deserves maximum support.

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The newsletter that keeps me aware of all the work CGI has done in the past and is doing currently is available, easy to understand and gives me the opportunity to donate when funds are available to a project that interests me. I have full support of this group's sincerity, honesty and hard work!

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CGI has provide the support and push that I and my program has needed to continue to take the step towards achieving our mission. My program is focused on sending rehab clinicians around the world to underserved areas to provide services to those without. Through guidance, and space on their website for fundraising support, as well as tools and resources to maximize success on the ground...any gains that we have made would not be what it was without CGI. I am grateful that they are around.

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CGI and Dr. Chris Stout at the helm has been more than inspirational and effective in doing what they(he does). As the head of another mission works initiative, for me he has been informative and supportive and has even provided a mechanism for me to garner support through his website and organization to promote service in the form of physical therapy abroad. This world is a better place because of CGI. I believe their works to be very deserving of notice and I hopes this brings more awareness to their initiatives.

Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT

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It has been a pleasure to observe the work that Dr. Chris Stout and CGI have done. They are literally having a strong impact on lives at home and abroad. It motivates me to want to do more. Keep it up CGI.

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As one who works in the field of HIV/AIDS counseling research, I have found CGI to be most helpful. They have provided useful contacts, interactions with other professionals, and valuable information.

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Timely informaton that is well summarized and much needed.

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The Center for Global Initiatives is a visionary organization meriting the support of all those who seek to Heal the World. CGI is trustworthy and has its eye on those world health issues that concern us all.

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I have complete confidence in the integrity of the leadership of The Center for Global Initiatives and am fully inspired by their mission. CGI takes to heart the wisdom of our sages that "We may not be obligated to complete the task but we are never exempt from doing our part". CGI is a model of collaborative effort focused on the actionable, small changes that can truly transform the lives of others.

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CGI has trulty committed and capable leadership in Dr. Stout. All donated funds go to the mission rather than administrative expenses due to the dedication of volunteer contributions. The mission is so desperately needed.

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CGI is a marvelous organization with committed, inspired and inspiring leadership, and efficient trustworthy administration.

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Organizations providing help often have their own needs which mostly are rarely met. This organization provides help, assistance and encouragement to other organizations that provide help in remote places.

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The Center for Global Initiative is a comprehensive agency of worldwide impact. The CGI supports projects that address human suffering in all parts of the world through educations, assistance with locating resources and inspiration from mentors and leaders affliated with the program. At the core of caring professionals willing and able to help others with their projects is Dr. Chris Stout, a global leader. This is the first and main resource for the caring professional seeking to make a meaningful impact in the world ---the extent of services, resources and inspiration is vast and rich.

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The CGI serves as a voice to what is and what more could be happening to help serve Global Health needs. They efficiently mobilize plans of care, fund raise and effectively implement & followup on programming. They active in causes and maintain the work they start while generating new needed programs. This is the best of the best programming in this area---very proud of my affliation to CGI.

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