Sound Ethics: Solving "Grand Challenges" in Global Health
It’s hard to read a newspaper these days without reading on one page about a new breakthrough in genetic medicine and on another page about a cholera outbreak, or a shockingly high infant mortality rate caused by malnutrition or disease.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation set out several years ago to develop ways to bring the newest medical research in the lab to the world’s neediest communities.
It’s called the "Grand Challenges in Global Health."
Dr. Peter Singer leads "Grand Challenges Canada," and recently published a book about the efforts to solve some of the world’s most pressing health problems.
Today Dr. Singer sits down with an old friend, Sound Medicine’s Dr. Eric Meslin, to discuss his ideas for addressing today's "grand challenges."
Dr. Peter Singer is CEO of Grand Challenges Canada and director at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network & University of Toronto. He chats with Eric Meslin, PhD, who directs the IU Center for Bioethics.