Manoj Bhargava Analysis

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Sixty-three year old Manoj Bhargava was born in 1953 in Lucknow, India. The Bhargavas were a wealthy family in Lucknow, they lived comfortably until the family relocated to the United States in 1967 (“Drink Billionaire,” n.d). In the city of West Philadelphia, the Bhargava family lived impoverished. As a child, Manoj Bhargava was proficient in math. After a vigorous amount of interviews and exams, Bhargava received a full scholarship to an Ivy League feeder secondary academy, the Hill School. Following his graduation from the Hill School, Bharagava matriculated at Princeton University in 1972 (“Drink Billionaire,” n.d). Bhargava dropped out of Princeton after his first year because he believed he was not being challenged in school. Bharagava…show more content…
Bhargava is working on inventions that can improve global suffering. These innovations could provide safe drinking water, healthcare, and energy access. Bhargava explained his inventions in a forty-two minute film called Billions in Change. Bharagava states in his film, “The title of the film doesn’t refer to billions of dollars. It means that people working together will have a significant effect on billions of lives (Tom Walsh, 2015).” Bharagava has a genuine desire to see individuals participating, playing a bigger role, and working together to change poor countries’ statuses. Walsh continues to express how important improvements in undeveloped countries would be for entire world, “The inventions that really matter to our future are the ones that will help the poorer half of the world” (Tom Walsh, 2015). Technology has transcended through time and continues to impact people’s lives, but the underdeveloped world is still struggling to have access to basic technologies. The documentary displays the inventions that Bhargava created to reduce pollution, diminish energy poverty, advance medical technology, and produce cleaner water in undeveloped countries. Recognition does not reduce crime rates or increase food productions, it takes action. Bhargava states at the beginning of the film, “ If you have wealth, it’s a duty to help those who don’t” (Tom Wash, 2015). Before the film, he donated to a few hospitals in India;…show more content…
Since many live under the poverty line, countless amounts of people have poor sanitation and poor health care facilities. Diseases are common in people that in live poverty because of the lack of resources to maintain their bodies in combating the diseases. People living in poverty have to deal with poor sanitation conditions and this is usually the reason why many of them contract disease. Malnutrition can also be a leading cause in additional health issues. Many poor people are still living at levels closer to $2.40 than $10 per day (Ritika Katyal, 2015). Therefore, many cannot afford health care or prescriptions that are prescribed to them. Bhargava created a medical device called Renew ECP (for external counter pulsation). The ECP promotes good blood flow. “It’s safer than a treadmill,” he said, of the ECP device, which functions as an auxiliary heart to assist blood circulation. The individual lays down with cuffs around the calves, thighs and hips, timed to inflate and deflate between heartbeats (Tom Wash, 2015). Therefore, the ECP pulses blood from the legs to the core body to the heart, while the heart is resting. As the heart is resting, arteries become wider, allowing positive effects to occur around the body. Having a good blood circulation can prevent strokes, leg ulcers, blood clots, organ

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