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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

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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 Yellowbrick

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 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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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.

1 Kathy62

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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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.

Dan R.

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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Advisor

Rating: 5

Chris Stout's dedication and leadership have allowed the Center for Global Initiatives to achieve great things in spite of its small size.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

John168

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been working in Eastern Africa to improve health in under-served areas of Kenya through medical education using technology. Our recent introduction to Dr. Stout and his involvement through the Center for Global Initiatives and the Humanitarian Intervention Consortium website bring significant new opportunities for the collaborations that are critical to solving complex problems with limited resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe the Center for Global initiatives provides critical insights toward ending major global Healtg issues.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives does fantastic work and uses the highly skilled friends of Chris Stout's to expand the reach of the Center. I highly recommend supporting his work!

Dan_12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives is doing very innovative work. It has implemented and developed programs that have changed people's lives -- on several continents.

John76

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solid organization. Creative approach. Broad reach. Spot on commitment where it is needed. I have known Dr Stout for over 30 years and this is his work and his life. Do not miss an opportunity to get involved where it will made a difference. My hat is off to you Chris.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known Chris for many years as a collegue and friend to many professionals who work in the field of mental health. A few years ago both of my parents passed and I was interested in donating a modest sum to a worthwhile cause in their name. CGI helped me to get in contact with a school/health clinic in Tanzania that was in dire need of medical supplies and services. Dozens of children benefited from the contribution...I was very appreciative knowing that my donation was going directly to people in need. Chris has made if possible for many people to connect directly with people helping people. A gentleman. A scholar... and a wonderful human being. Keep up the good work!