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Center for Global Initiatives, Inc

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Causes: AIDS, Health, Public Health

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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117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris Stout's Center for Global Initiatives is the touchstone for so many individuals providing aid to under-served countries worldwide. It has an immense library of resources that answer many of the concerns of the activists in the field. And it is constantly being updated with the latest info.

Dr. Stout, himself, gives generously of his time, his connections, and his resources. He knows many in the global activism community. And he is quick to offer assistance to those he mentors through his organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout continuously updates the materials he shares freely with is community. He is a very compassionate and intelligent person who cares deeply for those in need. And he is a wonderful mentor for those who aspire to work in the humanitarian arena.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives under the stewardship of Dr. Chris Stout has been an energy driven organization with the Social Justice driven goal of improving access to health care world wide for underserved communities. The organization continues to avail itsel to non profits start ups dedicated to addressing Health care access for those in need. The world view espoused by CGI is one worth sharing and emulating for all our sakes. As a ten year Board member I am consistently gratified and amazed at the scope and depth of thought the organization provides in its collaborative and facilitative fashion. If you are an organized group or early start up regarding health care access you want to contact CGI. Be happy and healthy.

1 Bill D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout and The Center for Global Initiatives continue to set new standards in generative humanitarianism and change across the globe. The Center connects and mobilizes the highest caliber of experts to create self-sustaining healthcare and education systems for the most vulnerable populations. A heart driven organization for the greater good of all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives is an organization that has continued to improve the world by empowering individuals and organizations to grow new solutions. It's work builds,scaffolds, and supports generative change across cultural and personal boundaries for the betterment of our human race.

1 Ray Toh

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris's CGI relentless dedication in providing initiatives that creatively solve and provide healthcare solution is admirable.

The collaboration with individuals and organizations in need to deliver medical aid to impoverished populations is part of an ongoing commitment.

The focus of Educate > Collaborate > Incubate > Facilitate plays a foundation for CGI functionality.

The MENTOR mechanism : Methods, Experiences, Networking & Training, Organizing & Research is a reactive method of bringing of skill-sets together for the delivery of appropriate solutions, to the effect of creating of self-sustaining programs that improve access to healthcare in underserved communities globally.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The nonprofit is 100% run by volunteers and all donations go directly to projects and operations.

1 Denise C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Selfless cause with great aims to bring care to the underserved. Bring together vision, projects and initiatives that will bring healthcare where there is none. This organization has great integrity at the heart of its people & it’s mission.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that stays on the cutting edge with passion & integrity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate CGI's innovative approach to partnering with local NGO's to bring sustainable programs to countries that need improved access to healthcare in underserved communities.

1 docparker

Donor

Rating: 5

CGI has had a huge impact on poverty and other global needs. It is a very worthwhile nonprofit to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CGI does amazing humanitarian work around the globe. One of my favorite nonprofits!

1 Kathy62

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent, timely resources. The features of researchers and practitioner's projects are interesting and inspiring. I lead service groups at my college with the students and always find inspiration to provide information to students from these resources. In addition to the resources being of excellent caliber, the center is unique in focus which to me further serves as inspiration to be authentic to a service lifestyle.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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1 efosag11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This non-profit has been an inspiration and has served as a model on how things should be done. The world is a better place because CGI exists.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The work that CGI does and supports is nothing short of exemplary. They are truly in the business of making the world a better place. They have supported my Global Service Initiative www.ptdayofservice.com since day one and it wouldn't be what it is without Dr. Stout's et al. leadership. We need more organizations like CGI.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Global Initiatives is a wonderful resource for humanitarians of all sorts!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Shanna3

Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI has great free resources available that have been useful over the years. They are great to keep going back to again and again

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've been working with CGI for several years in regards to a company initiative to send volunteers overseas to help on medical mission trips. CGI has been very helpful in supporting us and our team with resources for fundraising as well as tips on how to better approach these service trips.

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1 Yellowbrick

Donor

Rating: 5

Inspiring organization expanding the boundaries of caring for humankind!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported CGI for several years and appreciate the great global impact they have had.

1 Dan R.

Donor

Rating: 5

CGI supports the work of many other NGOs who are committed to self-sustaining solutions to poverty and inequity in the world.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

CGI helps those who want to help by providing the tools and resources they need to make a difference in their communities.

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1 Dawn28

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Quality not-for-profit organization that "talks the talk" and "walks the walk"!

Dr. Chris Stout is bright, has an enormous amount of positive energy, is a renowned evidence-based teacher and researcher that serves as a values-driven leader and continues to make a difference and positively impacts access to healthcare globally. Thanks for your commitment to being a change-agent and difference-maker!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Chris is amazing both in his dedication and service to making a difference in healthcare and for his profound ability to find time to get so much accomplished that changes lives globally. His writings and books are a labour of love and his ability to focus during such challenging times with sensitivity and to the needs of others. We are blessed with your great work and thank you for your continual service!

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2 Jeremy P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that does important work for humanity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of CGI through friends, and I encourage others to learn more about what this organization has done, and what they are up to...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Really inspired by all that CGI is doing in Africa.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have no direct relationship with CGI but knowing Dr. Chris E Stout and reading through him the actions of the Non Profit , I can highly evaluate and appreciate the Work that is being done ! Chris is very passionate with CGI and very capable in his work !