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Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Spotlight Show, a Division of SimplyG Media Network interviewed Eric Talbert to find out the organizations services all over the world.
Eric Talbert is Executive Director of EMERGENCY USA. EMERGENCY provides high-standard medical and surgical care free-of-charge for civilians in some of the world’s most devastated and war-torn areas.
Founded in 1994, EMERGENCY is a visionary non-profit organization that provides support for medical care and rehabilitation efforts for the innocent victims of wars, land mines and poverty around the world, including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, and Sudan.
Talbert is a board member of the Development Executives Roundtable (DER), an advisor at the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, and is the recipient of honors and awards, including the San Francisco Bay Area Young Nonprofit Professionals’ 2012 “Young Executive Director of the Year Award, “a Board Source Leadership Forum Judith O’Connor Scholar and Emerging Leader, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) COLLEGE of Liberal Arts 2012 “Alumnus of the Year.”
EMERGENCY has been featured in: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, ABC News,CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” BBC, Al Jazeera, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Scientific American, Bloomberg Businessweek, Voice of America, Associated Press, Reuters, and the 2013 Academy Award-Nominated documentary film Open Heart.
“Working with EMERGENCY USA, there is a huge immediate gratitude and connection. Seeing the smiles of these beautiful brave kids, knowing they’re receiving the care they deserve – There’s no undoing that hook.” – Eric Talbert
Eric described the medical services they provide in Afghanistan. “We have hospital in Anabah. We are able treat civilians. In addition, we have a maternity center. We have a hospital in Kabul. We have a hospital Lashkar-Gah. We have 40 First Aid Posts. Where we are able stabilize civilians. We have been treat 3.9 million in Afghanistan. We do it Cost effectively.”
Eric talked about the need to find well-trained staff to hire. “We are looking for OBGYNs, nurses, and pediatricians. It is paid. Please go to www.emergencyusa.org. We are looking for 3 to 6 month commitments. The staff will TRAIN the locals.”
Eric talked about the EBOLA outbreak in Sierra Leon. “With the concern of the outbreak EBOLA Virus, It has become a complicated situation. Even though, the dangers exist, our staff is committed to treat the civilians.”
SimplyG Media CEO GJ Reynolds shared this, “Obviously EBOLA virus is a potentially dangerous scenario. I thank individuals like Eric Talbery for their part in providing safety measures and education for all. We need more PEOPLE to stand up like him.”