GWHN Executive Director wins Paul Re Peace Prize

2014_Winner_NardiniPeter Nardini, Green World Health Net founder and Executive Director, has been awarded the 2014 Paul Re Peace Prize. This bi-annual award is administered by the University of New Mexico (UNM) Foundation. The foundation committee chose Peter for the Peace Prize based on his local and international health and environmental work with GWHN.

Intent of the Ré Peace Prize Artist Paul Ré is recognized internationally for promoting world peace and harmony through his masterful creations. Since 1972, he has shown how serene and elevating art can act as a model for living and can inspire us to find our inner depth and express it outwardly through good works. In keeping with these ideals, the Peace Prize is given to that UNM student, faculty or staff member, alumnus or retiree who has promoted peace, harmony and understanding among people of the world, both within him- or herself and outwardly through tangible works. These works may be on a local, regional, national or global level. Emphasis is on promoting both internal and external peace and fostering discussion of what really constitutes peace.Re_Winners_2014

The small stipend that is awarded for the Peace Prize will go towards the writing of a TED Talk focusing on the connection between sustainable development/environmental work, conflict prevention and peace. More to come soon!



GWHN Teams Up with Tulane and Univesity of Basel for the Boko Project

Green World Health Net is teaming up with researchers from Tulane University’s Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Swiss Tropical  and Public Health Institute, University of Basel and others to put the Boko Project at the forefront as a viable solution to reducing malaria infection.

The Boko Project  team combines expertise in public health, business, technology, human factors engineering, clinical and operational research, and consists of staff from distinguished public and private institutions. Team members include Dr. Joseph Keating and Dr. Josh Yukich of Tulane, Dr. Olivier Breit of University of Swtizerland, all involved in malaria prevention research, Numair Latiff, a humans factor engineer, William Miller and Jesse Kalapa, both solar and LED light design experts, and Peter Nardini as the project team leader.

The Boko Project Team is currently exploring project collaborations with the UN Foundation, USAID and Mass General’s Center for Global Health. We are also looking at potential collaborations with Medical Care Development Inc (MCDI) for a project in Benin and with New Africa Energy for a project in Uganda.