Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. to welcome Dr. Barry Karlin on the December 6th broadcast of the Global Health Leaders radio show.

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Friday, December 6th at 9am EDT, Dr. Elvira, host of the Global Health Leaders radio show, will talk with Dr. Barry Karlin, a global health leader, about his book: ‘Choosing a Career in Development: My Five Decades in International Public Health’.

Choosing a Career in Development by Barry Karlin, Doctor of Public Health

The Global Health Leaders radio show is pleased to announce that on Friday, December 6th at 9am EDT Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. Barry Karlin about his book: ‘Choosing a Career in Development: My Five Decades in International Public Health’. They will discuss the joys and challenges of working overseas, and within the field public health. They will also talk about careers in the field and how one might begin a career in global health or successfully change their current career path.

After receiving a B.S. in environmental health at UCLA in 1956 and a Masters in Public Health from Berkeley in 1959, Barry Karlin was recruited by the U.S. Agency for International Development to serve as an Environmental Health Advisor in rural Thailand, where he worked on Thailand’s Village Health and Sanitation Project. In 1966, he joined the staff of the Population Council of New York and was assigned to Pakistan as a family-planning advisor to its government. Three years later, Dr. Karlin began his doctorate of public health studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which was followed by serving as the Chief of Family Planning Education for the newly formed National Center for Family Planning Services under the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He later headed the Health Education Section at the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.

Following a year of service in Holland as a researcher with the International Reference Centre for Water and Sanitation, he was recruited by the World Health Organization to serve as a Health Education Advisor to the Government of Papua New Guinea where he addressed a large variety of health issues, including the growing threat of HIV/AIDS. Since then, Dr. Karlin has fulfilled countless short-term assignments throughout the world.

Dr. Karlin now lives in Boulder, Colorado where he serves as an assistant adjunct professor at the University of Colorado.

About “Global Health Leaders” Radio

“Global Health Leaders” is a forum that showcases and shares the outstanding contribution of global health leaders everywhere to make the world a better, equitable, and healthier place for all. The show is live every Friday morning at 9 a.m. Eastern/ Washington DC time.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (347) 857-3528 or by Skype™ at midegousa. Listeners are also welcome to e-mail questions for Dr. Elvira and her guest before the show to radio(at)midego(dot)com. Questions will be answered on air. The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at http://blogtalkradio.com/global-health-leaders. An archive is available immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed. Follow the discussion and read more about host Dr. Elvira Beracochea and MIDEGO, Inc. by visiting the show's home page.


Founded in 2005, MIDEGO is a well-established global health consulting company, specialized in professional and organizational effectiveness in the health sector. MIDEGO’s mission is to help countries exceed the Millennium Development Goals, hence the name of the company. MIDEGO helps clients improve how they work and save more lives while advancing in their careers. MIDEGO also works with partners to create and implement effective and efficient organizational health development strategies that are led by empowered local leaders. MIDEGO’s online training and coaching programs help health professionals realize their career mission by leading the kind of changes they know they need to bring about in their countries. Find out more at http://www.midego.com

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