The humanitarian tragedies unfolding around the world have left many wondering what they can do to help. The Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center uses science to improve areas of humanitarian need. Julie Swann, co-director of the center and associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, offers advice to those who want to help struggling areas.
It is heartbreaking to watch those battling Ebola in Africa, and people struggling in conflict areas including Iraq and Ukraine. For those of you driven to help, there is one important issue to keep in mind: SWEDOW. It stands for Stuff We Don't Want.