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Dr Richard Heinzl Discusses the Global Importance of Tech

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: • References: thelavinagency and youtube
Dr Richard Heinzl is the founder of the first North American chapter of Doctors Without Borders. Just having graduated from medical school, Heinzl embarked on his first field volunteer trip. He spent a year in remote areas of Cambodia. His time there is now featured in his memoirs, 'Cambodia Calling.' His efforts within the Nobel Prize winning organization has earned Heinzl the honor of being named one of Report on Business' Top 40 Under 40.

In his engaging presentation, Dr. Heinzl discusses the need for technology in humanitarian efforts. The use of digital tools is shifting the way that emergency aid is being conducted, allowing for more concise and effective management. The collective knowledge and community aspect of the internet is driving more forward thinking diagnosis and ultimately saving more lives.