Project C.U.R.E. and the World Health Organization

Dr. Raymond White

United Nations Association Seminar
Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter

November 19, 2009
Green Hills Public Library
3701 Benthan Ave.
Nashville, TN

Dr. Raymond White, a consulting engineer from Nashville and volunteer for Project C.U.R.E., will talk about Project C.U.R.E. and the World Health Organization.

The objective of the World Health Organization, as stated in its constitution, “is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” Its major tasks are to combat disease, especially key infectious diseases, and to promote the general health of the people of the world. One of the NGOs that is in the field carrying out the WHO’s objective is Project C.U.R.E., an organization that obtains surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals and related facilities in the United States and donates those items to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. During the 21 years of its existence Project C.U.R.E. has given approximately $400 million worth of supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in over 120 developing countries around the globe.

Raymond White is a retired consulting engineer from Nashville. As a volunteer with Project C.U.R.E., he makes assessment trips around the world to evaluate hospitals that want to receive supplies and equipment. Dr. White will discuss Project C.U.R.E. and his experiences assessing hospitals and clinics in developing nations.