Founder of Full Belly Project to speak on "Innovative Technologies in Global Health"

Jock Brandis founded The Full Belly Project in 2003 after developing the Universal Nut Sheller to help a rural village in Mali. His lecture will highlight the importance and impact of appropriate technologies to improve health and increase access to sustainable incomes for individuals and communities around the world.

When Sep 28, 2011
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 133 Rosenau Hall
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In 2001, Brandis traveled to Mali to fix a small village's water treatment system. While there, he met a woman who told him that it would be of great service to her village if he could find them an affordable peanut sheller.

Brandis went back home and designed and developed the Universal Nut Sheller. In 2003 he teamed up with a group of returned Peace Corps volunteers to form the Full Belly Project.

He will describe the impact of his organizations products and discuss new areas of interest and innovation at the Full Belly Project.

This event is jointly sponsored by the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and Water Institute; and the Office of Global Health and Research and Innovation Solutions, both in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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