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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli - passionatepioneers.com EPISODE 141, 22nd April 2021
Distributing Donated Medical Relief with Dr. Douglas Jackson

Distributing Donated Medical Relief with Dr. Douglas Jackson

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What began as a six-month assignment to help his father’s organization has turned into a multi-decade journey of helping to bring relief and healing to our world’s most vulnerable and needy citizens. 

During this episode, I am honored to be joined by Dr. Douglas Jackson, President and C.E.O. of Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe.

While together, Dr. Jackson shares why Project C.U.R.E. began, how he and his team successfully built a network of over 135 countries to deliver medical relief, and why he remains so passionate and dedicated to the mission of the organization. 

Additionally, Dr. Jackson discusses the other services Project C.U.R.E. has launched over the years, where the organization is heading, and how you and your community can get involved. 

Join us for a heart-warming conversation about the art of the possible as we continue to work together to move the health of our world forward. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • How Project C.U.R.E. began with Douglas’ Father
  • What Project C.U.R.E. is and who the organization serves
  • How medical suppliers got involved with Project C.U.R.E. 
  • The strategy Project C.U.R.E. took to work with over 135 countries
  • What other services Project C.U.R.E. has launched over the years
  • Where Project C.U.R.E. is heading into the future

About our Guest: 

Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 135 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest rankings from Guidestar and Charity Navigator, and was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 charities in America.

In addition to delivering nearly 200 forty-foot containers each year through the C.U.R.E. Cargo program, the C.U.R.E. Clinics program sends teams of medical professionals to assist partner hospitals and clinics. Project C.U.R.E. also provides hundreds of hours of training through the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive curriculum. Thousands of dollars of medical supplies are carried by traveling doctors and nurses in the form of C.U.R.E. Kits. More than 25,000 people volunteer with Project C.U.R.E. every year, making the organization one of the most efficient and effective grass-roots organizations in the country. 

Douglas graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the study of law. In 1992, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and econometrics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, authoring a dissertation on leveraged buyouts and secondary public offerings.  In 2018, Dr. Jackson was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Medicine from ABUAD University in Ekiti, Nigeria for his work in Africa. Douglas is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor societies, and recently completed post-graduate Executive Education at the Stanford University School of Business. 

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