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Kevin Starr, MD

Hippocratic Philanthropy: Helping the Poorest Around the Globe

Most people agree that philanthropy, whether in the form of foreign aid or local grassroots projects, is a worthy undertaking. But many have long held that philanthropy often fails, wholly or in part, in terms of impact and sustainability. Sometimes it can even make things worse.

How do we make philanthropic efforts most effective? What has worked best around the world? Join TNS Host Steve Heilig in conversation with Dr. Kevin Starr—a pioneer in developing and supporting workable projects in health, ecology, and economic development—about effective philanthropic strategies and stories. Steve has also worked in developing nations, and co-authored an article with Starr titled Hippocratic Philanthropy: Lessons from International Health.

Hippocratic Philanthropy: Helping the Poorest Around the Globe


Kevin Starr, MD

Kevin Starr, MD, directs the Mulago Foundation and is the founder and director of the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program, focused on sustainable projects to help the very poorest people around the world. He practiced medicine for decades while exploring the world and for the past decade has devoted himself full-time to studying, designing, and supporting good work around the planet.