Raymond Obomsawin, PhD (Canada) [Host: Suzanne Humphries, MD (USA)]
November 1, 2010
Dr. Obomsawin uses a series of graphic tables to dramatically challenge the widely held assumption that vaccines have historically benefited humanity throughout the world. Dr. Obomsawin holds an M.Sc. and a PhD with concentrations in health science and human ecology. He currently heads his own research consulting service in eastern Canada. He has previously served as Senior Advisor on First Nations Health at the National Aboriginal Health Organization; Executive Director in the California Rural Indian Health Board system; Director of the Office for National Health Development NIB (now Assembly of First Nations); and founding Chairman of the National Commission Inquiry on Indian Health. His international work included appointments as Manager of Overseas Operations for CUSO; Evaluation Analyst and later Senior Advisor on Indigenous Knowledge at the Canadian International Development Agency.
Dr. Obomsawin has advised senior decision-makers in the public sector regarding varied health, education, agriculture, nutrition, agro-forestry, and environmental projects. He Co-Chaired the United Nations Environment Program – Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Potential Impacts of Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (alias “Terminator Seed” technologies). He also spearheaded the first world-wide inter-sectoral review funded by a Western government on Indigenous Culture-Based Knowledge Systems. The study elicited the involvement of over 500 bio-social development, technical and research institutions in all world regions, and entailed field missions to the Andean and upper Amazon regions of South America, as well as East Africa, South Asia, & Southeast Asia. He has produced over 85 academic and professional publications. Dr. Obomsawin was born in the United States in 1950. He and wife Marie-Louise have three adult children who have never received the prescribed regimen of childhood vaccines, and have exhibited lifelong immunity to the common childhood infectious diseases.
Supplemental material (graphs) HERE.