Relief efforts in Nepal continue following the earthquakes that struck in late April and early May of 2015. For Global Activsm, we talk with Dr. Chandra Chataut, an internist at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Born and raised in Nepal, he traveled to back in late May to see his family and participated in three medical camps in villages most affected by the earthquakes.
The Greek prime minister met with the country’s Eurozone creditors in Brussels Wednesday and through the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. We discuss the international politics at play as Greece appears to move toward a final debt agreement.
Operation Walk Chicago is a volunteer group of orthopedic doctors dedicated to offering medical treatment to impoverished people around the world. They are partnering with Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. Dr. Ravi Bashyal is a Nepalese-American orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with Operation Walk Chicago. He’ll tell us how his group plans to aid the hospital and doctors in Nepal.
Himalaya Project NFP works to provide education and healthcare to people in need in the Himalayan region of Dolpo, Nepal. Mark Sobralske, Himalaya Project’s Executive Director says, “We are going to change that.” We’ll talk with Mark for our Global Activism series.
Today, Worldview spends the hour revisiting stories from the Global Activism series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the Global Press Institute, explains why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists.
In the third installment of our weeklong Here, There series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007.