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Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

by Hylton Jolliffe

Our first post: a provocative interview with Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi banker and economist who’s best known for his pioneering work in micro-lending which won him and the Grameen Bank which he founded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. In the attached clip you’ll find an interview with Yunus in which he previews some of the same issues he’ll be addressing in the keynote he’ll be delivering at World Health Congress Europe this week.

A little more on Yunus: an economist by training, founded the Grameen Bank in 1976. Under his direction, Grameen has loaned more than $4.5 billion in amounts averaging $200 to Bangladesh’s poor. He serves on the Board of Directors of many international organizations that include the United Nations Foundation and the Calvert World Values Fund. He has received numerous awards including the World Food Prize (USA, 1994), the Sydney Peace Prize (Australia, 1998), the Indira Gandhi Prize (India, 1998), and the Rotary Award for World Understanding (USA, 1999). He is the author of “Banker To The Poor”.

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  worldhealthcareblog.org » Opening Sessions wrote @ March 26th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

[…] start with a recorded video presentation from Prof Muhammad Yunus, some of which you can see in the previous post to this blog. To show why we have a banker talking about healthcare, we’ve been given a handout from […]

[…] Care Blog is currently covering the World Health Care Congress Europe 2007 and has an enlightening video post of some of Dr. Yunus’s comments regarding health care in the developing […]

[…] banker who won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in micro-lending (see this clip for the gist of his comments including insights on his own country’s health care […]

  Mohammad Yunus | WorldHealthCareBlog.org wrote @ April 22nd, 2007 at 12:04 pm

[…] As the conference kicks off, Vidar Jorgenson showcases the a video-taped comment from Mohammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi banker and economist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006. More info and an excerpt from Yunus’ presentation here. […]

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