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Center for Global Initiatives, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

2

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

Truly a great idea and execution to help make this world a better place. CGI joins people to collaborate and unite in tackling the issues we all face on a world wide basis. I recently joined the CGI after seeing their great initiatives with Mission Works and their work to help spread excellent healthcare. I look forward to working with them in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI helps nascent nonprofits like mine take off and Dr Chris Stout is a dear and very special colleague who has unhesitatingly provided counsel and in-depth information about running a good nonprofit. Their work has touched millions!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Review is as much based on Dr. Chris Stout as the center, itself. My personal use of the Center is for information.

The programs highlighted, and resources available are both timely and insightful. When I want to look further into what is happening in global health, this is the first place I come to network resources with people, and to find accurate information on what is happening in specific areas regarding the health issues they are facing.

Much of what comes across my news feed is highly processed by the various media channels, or carries a lot of political baggage for the more mainstream outlets, which puts layers in between donors and the effectiveness of programs. CGI does a lot to cut through these filters, focusing on the most urgent needs, and most effective responses for the individuals we are interested in helping.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 James130

Donor

Rating: 5

Timely informaton that is well summarized and much needed.

1 Taiwo A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI has been excellent in helping us network for support of our projects in Africa. It's quite easy for nonprofit organizations to fall into competitiveness and territoriality. CGI does the opposite; this is quite encouraging and energizing!

Dr. S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has be one of the most satisfying experiences of my life to be able to work with the committed volunteers that make CGI's work possible.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI performs an invaluable service by offering to provide it's professional expertise and funding resources to help jump-start health care initiatives world wide. And most significantlt it does so with minimal administerative costs so the monies raised go directly to needy organizations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic charitable organization. Director Chris Stout is an extremely accomplished humanitarian.