Swarthmore College’s Global Health Forum invites you to attend The Global Health Project: A Conference for Student Collaboration, to be held on Friday March 18th and Saturday March 19th at Swarthmore College.
At this conference, we strive to increase the effectiveness of student global health organizations though conversation and collaboration. We aim to establish relationships on which we can build in the future to help further the goals of participating groups. There will be an opportunity for each participating group to present its work to the collective conference. Through workshops, lectures, and student presentations we will learn who we are, how we can work together, and what we plan to accomplish in the field of global health.
Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unite for Sight. Ms. Staple-Clark founded Unite For Sight in her dorm room while a sophomore at Yale University in fall 2000. With Jennifer’s leadership and vision, Unite For Sight is now a leading global health delivery organization that provides cost-effective care to the world’s poorest people. By investing human and financial resources into the social ventures of eye clinics in developing countries, Unite For Sight has provided eye care to more than 1,100,000 people living in extreme poverty, including more than 40,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Jennifer is also the recipient of the American Institute of Public Service’s 2009 National Jefferson Award For Public Service, which is regarded as the “Nobel Prize” for public service. In 2007, Jennifer was awarded a BRICK Award, which honors and funds change-makers who identify problems and do something to change the world, and has been dubbed by CNN as “the Oscars of youth service awards.”
Danielle Butin, Executive Director and Founder of Afya. Ms. Butin founded Afya, meaning “good health” in Swahili, in 2007. The organization partners with donor hospitals, health organizations, corporations, and individual households to collect vital health supplies for nations in dire need of them. These goods include consumables, sustainable equipment, medical office and community outreach supplies. Ms. Butin received her Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Geriatrics and Gerontology at Columbia University and her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from New York University. She maintains Afya along with her own private practice where she specializes in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of older adults and their caregivers. Afya has, to date, sent over 2,000 tons of medical equipment around the world. The foundation sent over 600,000 pounds of medical equipment and humanitarian supplies to Haiti alone, since the January 2010 earthquake. Ms. Butin has been recognized in a number of media outlets, including More magazine and The New York Times, for her extraordinary contributions to the global health community.
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Please RSVP by February 25, 2011 (This is an extension of our initial deadline.)
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Friday March 18th
2-3:45 pm: Registration, outside of Science Center 101
3:45-5:30 pm: Welcome and Keynote Address by Jennifer Staples-Clark, Science Center 101
6-7:30 pm: Welcome Dinner, Upper Tarble
Saturday March 19th
8-9:00 am: Morning registration/Breakfast/Set-up of Attendee Groups’ Posters, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
9:00-10:30 am: Poster Presentations By Attendee Groups, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
10:30-11:30 am: Workshop, Kohlberg Hall
11:30am-12:30 pm: Keynote Address by Danielle Butin, Science Center 101
12:30-1:10 pm: Lunch
1:15-3:15 pm: Workshops, Kohlberg Hall
3:20-4:40 pm: Culminating Session to Create a Plan for Collaboration Between Student Groups, Science Center 101
-The Psychology of Social Change: How to Open Hearts and Minds, led by Nick Cooney
-Challenges in Implementing Global Health Initiatives in Underdeveloped Communities, led by Lois Park ’10
-Working with Government and Non-government Actors to Shape U.S. and Global Health Policy, led by Kate Goertzen ’09, Research and Policy Assistant at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
-Success in Health Campaigns: A Historical Perspective, led by Maryanne Tomazic ’09
-What Kind of Social Network Do You Need?, led by Eric Behrens ’92, Associated Chief Information Technology Officer and Director of Academic Technology at Swarthmore College