Center for Global Initiatives

Rating: 4.93 stars   61 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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Dr. Chris Stout has a passion for his mission like no other Executive Director I have worked with. He is also a master connector and has a knack to connect those in need with the perfect individual who wants and is able to give. His has helped so many, and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

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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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2013

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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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I would not change anything!

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2014

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Chris Stout is a highly principled, driven man who has committed himself fully to CGI and its worthy cause. I have known Chris for almost 30 years and marvel at his resilience and ability to get things done. The world is a better place for all the work the Chris and CGI are doing.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Great organization that really gets things done to help people. I support their mission and work.

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I have not experienced direct results, but enjoy hearing of others doing so.

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None at this time.

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I fully support the mission and work of CGI. I appreciate the fact that 100% of donated money goes directly to helping others.

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73 cents a life project.

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we fully support CGI’s mission and work having associated with its staff,volunteers and board members for a number of years. More initiatives of this sort should be happening world wide.

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witnessing the change in the lives this organization has touched. All around the world.

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More growth - so that it can reach more areas of need.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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word of mouth

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2011

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A relatively small group, but making big differences for those in need

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viewing the results of some of their programs

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make it bigger and better-funded

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great site for resources and I fully support CGI’s mission and work

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using the great resources available.

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not, so this is out of the question! : )

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