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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.

Community Stories

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Global Initiatives provides a wealth of knowledge on best practices and information on current work being done in the field. The work being discussed is inspiring!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is a dire need for a non-profit organization such as the Center for Global Initiatives. It puts out top quality information at no cost. It also plays a major humanitarian role because the information can be used by developing countries to get ahead.

Janel Gauthier, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Canada

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have known the founder for many years. He is a person of integrity and he is a very careful steward of resources.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chris Stout and CGI do exceptional, tireless work in channeling ideas, expertise, resources and networks to organisations around the world seeking to broaden access to quality healthcare and humanitarian assistance. CGI typifies selfless service!

- Ernestina Olufunke Adeniji and Victor Olusegun Adeniji, Co-founders, Communities United to Remove Epidemics Initiative (the CURE Initiative)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This charity performs invaluable health services throughout the world. Further, it isinstrumrnt all in helping other charities meet their goals, thus broadening the reach to those most in need. I speak as the director of RXP International, which trains practitioners in an integrated psychopharmacology/psychotherapy perspective. CGI HAD MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR US.

2 Myron E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Consistently shares informative and creative solutions that are being put together around the world. Often find what is shared inspiring.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Chris Stout has a broad vision of how to make the world a better place. His efforts have made a huge impact worldwide. I strongly support this charity.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a for profit organization with a social mission to make healthcare affordable and accessible worldwide, we actively search for "best in class" innovation and service. The Center for Global Initiatives meets or exceeds all criteria for global best in class. I am particularly impressed by the leadership of the Center for Global Initiatives, Dr. Chris Stout. I have been fortunate enough to follow his work over a number of years and have experienced fist hand his thought leadership.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Professional prepared resource materials, easy access information and welcoming collaborative contact to all that enter the web site for the Center for Global Initiatives. I have a few of the publications and have used it with project planning and my writing work. Outstanding organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives takes likeminded individuals from various fields and brings them together for one purpose - improving the healthcare of the world.

3 Zully A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

True volunteerism is a commitment and passion to the mission of service to others and that is Chris Stout and CGI.

3 Richard115

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Top integrity, absolute competence and no nonsense! It is one of the most truly altruistic things going today!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Global Initiative is tireless in it's efforts to promote healing services in some of the most needy regions of the world, and is an exemplar of the new model of collaboration and information sharing with other NGOs to promote a more concerted response to humanitarian crises.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have followed the commitment and humanitarian work of Dr. Chris Stout and CGI for a number of years, and have always been impressed and deeply appreciative of the hands-on, practical benefit it has obviously brought to communities in great need, and particularly to those with limited or in some cases no options. The compassion that underlies these efforts is palatable. This is the caliber of healing work - by dedicated and highly effective professionals directing their expertise toward improving the human condition one concrete step at a time - that deserves acknowledgment and support whenever the opportunity arises.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great goals and purpose for this organization!!!!!

2 Andrew Jernigan

Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI provides such a great service to the humanitarian aid sector! Way to go!

2 Julie217

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! I would recommend CGI as a great source of support for anyone, novice or veteran, with a heart for meaningful non-profit work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Given the plethora of global humanitarian issues that are perhaps best addressed in a collaborative manner, "Tools for Change" is an excellent resource and platform to help achieve this. I give it, and the Center for Global Initiatives, a five-star rating! - Victor Olusegun Adeniji

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout and CGI exemplify the dedication and persistence needed for a humanitarian transformation away from violence, conflict, and the widespread exploitation of our most vulnerable populations and ecosystems.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives has been very educational and a useful tool as a budding professional. I can only hope that my future contributions can showcase how much I have learned. This non profit is an inspiration that I can do more and a small act can play a role in a great change. Keep up the great work!

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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.