Africa Can Leapfrog Educational Development

11 Sep

It is a tired, old myth that developing nations require decades to catch up to the West. Nowhere is this pernicious myth more true than in Africa, a continent that has leapfrogged nearly a century of land line telephone technology, skipping right to cellular systems. Reflecting on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where leaders from 50 African countries convened…

           

Calling on IBM’s Watson to Cure Cancer

25 Jul

Though Western medicine has made great strides in understanding cancer, this expertise is often not available everywhere in the world. Two years ago, when Mr. Jho Low’s grandfather was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, Mr. Low was able to call on the expertise of MD Anderson to guide his grandfather’s care from afar. Now, MD…

               

World Oceans Day – Making a Collaborative Impact

10 Jun

Earlier this week, we joined our partners around the globe to celebrate World Oceans Day. A quick study of our globe is enough to see that the majority of our planet is covered in water. This amazing ecosystem covers 70 percent of our planet and yet our coasts and oceans face increasing threats to their…

       

World Environment Day – How Will You Make an Impact?

06 Jun

Last week marked World Environment Day — the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Celebrated across more than 100 countries, this truly global platform has been inspiring people around the world to do something positive for the environment. When we all work together, the collective impact that we…

   

Protecting big cats, with bold actions

29 May

Some of the world’s largest cats: lions, tigers, jaguars and cheetahs, are facing serious threats to their lives and the environments in which they live. This is particularly important because cats, as animals at the top of the food chain, help maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystems all around us. They act as guardians…

         

New York Times ‘HEALTH FOR TOMORROW’ Conference

29 May

Delivering the best care of today and the better care of tomorrow to every patient around the world This week, on behalf of Jynwel Foundation, I attended The New York Times ‘Health for Tomorrow’ conference in San Francisco. We joined leaders from across industry, academia and government to discuss the challenges facing our global health…

                   

Democratizing healthcare through cancer research

02 May

There are seven billion people on our planet and chances are we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. To see a loved one thrown head first into the world of a disease that plays by no rules and offers no road map is heartbreaking. We most often hear of cancer as one…

                 

The Start of an Impactful Journey

02 May

Welcome to the Jynwel Foundation blog. My colleagues and I will be posting here from time-to-time, giving updates on the problems we’re working to solve. Our hope is that you will find the information educational and be inspired to take action yourself. One of the great privileges in my life is meeting people who come…

       

Ocean Conservation and the Business Community – An Unlikely Partnership

24 Apr

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Executive Director of Pristine Seas. Pristine Seas is a research and media project that works to protect the few untouched places we have left in the ocean. They bring together leaders in government, business, media, and environmental conservation to explore…

                 

Leading The Charge To Democratize Healthcare

04 Mar

There are seven billion people on our planet and chances are we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. To see a loved one thrown head first into the world of a disease that plays by no rules and offers no road map is heartbreaking. We most often hear of cancer as one…