Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to a conversation with three individuals who have worked locally and globally to address the profound challenges of getting care to those who need it most.
Jeff Eastman, chief executive officer of Remote Area Medical (RAM), which is based in Rockford, Tennessee. Stan Brock, the founder of RAM, was one of the earliest Inamori Ethics Prize winners (2010). Brock has since passed away, but RAM is still going strong, and Eastman will discuss the organization’s efforts to bring free healthcare to underserved communities.
Britta Latz, executive director of MedWish International, which is based in Cleveland. This nonprofit works to repurpose and redistribute medical products to improve healthcare access and environmental sustainability, locally and globally.
Lisa Peters, an epidemiologist who worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 2014 Inamori Ethics Prize winner Denis Mukwege, who later went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. Peters also has consulted for the World Health Organization on emergency response for emerging infections and on COVID-19 responses in Louisiana. She currently works on access and reproductive rights.