#198: Jenna Luche-Thayer - International Advocate for Lyme Disease

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Jenna brings her experience from working with the UN to Lyme Advocacy
  • Why she believes the treatment of Lyme Disease patients is a Human Rights Violation
  • Actions we can take today to change the conversation about Lyme

Meet this week’s guest: Jenna Luche-Thayer

Jenna Luche-Thayer is a Consulting Senior Advisor for the United Nations on Human Rights abuses, and has been working at the United Nations for 33 years.

She recognized the patterns of behavior surrounding Lyme Disease from her work at the UN as an abuse of patient rights. In response she founded the Global Response to Borreliosis and Coinfections Consortium, and works to get better treatment for those with Lyme Disease.


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Mackay Rippey

I practice acupuncture in Clinton, NY, a small village in the geographical center of the state. Once I became aware of Lyme and other insect carried diseases, I started seeing my chronic patients in an entirely different light. Join me as I speak with the the most fascinating people in the Lyme community. If you know someone I should interview, let me know.

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