Big ideas for health - TEDMED 2015
One of the year's highlights for me was speaking at TEDMED2015 about The Art of Saving a Life. It was a thrill to share the project with hundreds of TEDMED delegates and some of the world's greatest thinkers on health, science and medicine.
I was honoured to join the same session as some real luminaries in public health and development:
- Dr. Vivek Murthy, the US Surgeon General, a compassionate and brilliant man who made a compelling case for happiness as a route to good health.
- Dr. Mary Bassett, the Health Commissioner of New York City, who talked about her days in Zimbabwe during the peak of the HIV crisis, and how she's learned from that experience to ensure no one gets left behind today.
- Anna Young, an incredible woman who has started a "Health Maker" lab at MIT that creates technologies nurses can use in the field.
- Peter Janicki, the engineer who designed and built the machine that turns sewage into clean water - Bill Gates famously drank it earlier this year.
- And Sam Vaughn, a spectacular man who has travelled from a tough life in jail, to engaging with men in his California community in a way that's =resulted in a 99% decline in murders - from 4500, to 11 last year.
- Pam Belluck of the NY Times science desk was our ever-capable host.
I'll look forward to the videos of all the talks, which will be published in the weeks and months ahead.