In this episode of Movement Health Matters, we talk with Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, FCCM, FACPE.
Tex combines a unique journey in life with incredible credentials and experience in global health leadership and an unwavering focus on improving the health and lives of young people all over the world. His conversation with Aaron goes into the role that government and the WHO play in setting health goals, strategies, and systems, and the importance of movement and activity in his own life.
He is the current President of the Global Sepsis Alliance and a Professor at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Global Child Health, Department of Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine University of British Columbia. Dr. Kissoon was awarded a Distinguished Career Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 for his contribution to the society and discipline.
He was also awarded the prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Master of Critical Care Medicine award in 2015 in recognition of his tireless efforts and achievements as a prominent and distinguished leader of national and international stature.
What you'll learn in this episode:
Why Tex chose pediatrics as an area of focus in his career
Why there is still a lack of education around food and nutrition in developed nations
How he measures progress at the global level
How the World Health Organization (WHO) works
Why giving basic health advice to the masses is sometimes like “screaming into a blizzard”
The role that technology can play in scaling effective solutions
Tex’s basic assessments to measure health and longevity
How to incorporate functional movement and exercise into your daily routine to improve overall health and well-being.
The importance of gender equity and supporting initiatives that empower and educate women
The long-term effects of pandemics and infections on mental health, education, and societal stability