TED Talk Thursday ~ Did you say hip?

Even when a Canadian cheats the system, they do it in a way that benefits society. ~ Allison Hunt~

I often reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Panama.  One of the similarities between the two countries is health care.  There is socialized medicine in both, although it seems that there is more availability of private care in Panama than in Canada.  Both countries are in dire need of more facilities and doctors.  Yet in both the current medical communities aren’t overly enthusiastic about admitting foreign doctors to make up the short fall.  This lack of qualified professionals often results in long wait times unless one digs deep into their own pocket and pays for non critical care themselves.

This week’s video is presented by Allison Hunt. Ms. Hunt runs HATCH Research Intelligence in Toronto, managing marketing, communications and strategy development for clients like Kellogg’s, Pfizer and Unilever. In her TED Talk she explains how she used her marketing skills.  It’s a tale of philanthropy with benefits, in a typically Canadian way.

This week’s TED Talk is also for Dusty, a really hip chick.

Get hippy with it:
http://luthersblogs.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/i-am-hip-the-value-of-storify/
http://thepaperbutterfly.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/ive-been-screwed-my-hip-that-is/
http://rundelrun.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/you-know-that-feeling/
http://hip2bhippy.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/11-weeks-post-op/
http://naysplace.com/2014/05/30/hip-replacement-update-24th-may-2014/
 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to TED Talk Thursday ~ Did you say hip?

  1. shellmcc1106 says:

    That was fantastic! Now we know how to get things done.

    • indacampo says:

      You give but little when you give of your possessions.
      It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
      ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

      …and receive. If it benefits you physically as well as “fills your cup up” then go for it!

  2. It may not be ideal but I gotta tell you, if I needed a new hip and could get one in 18 months for free I’d be thrilled. There’s no way I could afford a surgery like that in the US. Don’t even get me started! I am very happy to be in Panama.

    • indacampo says:

      I’d be interested to know how much surgery like that would cost in Panama and how long the wait times would be in the social security hospitals, the public hospitals and the private hospitals. 🙂

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