According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 billion people drink water from a contaminated source and, as a result, more than 500,000 people die annually from diarrhea. The majority of these deaths are completely preventable.
Joining us are two guests working to eradicate these illnesses by creating innovative and inexpensive tools that will help save lives around the globe.
Ken Surritte is the founder of WaterisLife, a nonprofit that distributes filtration straws and “The drinkable book.” The books pages cost only a few pennies each, act as a portable water purifier, while also educating people about hygiene and water-related health risks.
Physician Aydogan Ozcan serves as the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and also teaches at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He’s the inventor of the world’s smallest microscope, one that attaches to a cellphone. This microscope is making accurate and life-saving medical diagnoses possible in even the remotest locations in the world. In addition, Ozcan is the Founder of Holomic LLC, a technology company dedicated to improving patient healthcare with the use of smartphones and bio photonics.
Surritte and Ozcan join Mike Walter to speak about their life changing devices.