Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day dynamic, immersive global health workshop. Currently, 4 billion people in the world own cell phones, including those in villages where healthcare is non-existent. What enables the delivery and distribution of goods at the “base of the pyramid,” and what hinders healthcare delivery? What strategies can be applied to provide healthcare for the world’s poorest people? This workshop is aimed at future leaders in global health who will gain skills and knowledge about global health delivery. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 10 participants.
- Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health.
- When: Friday, December 4, 1-5pm
- Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center)
Complete details and application instructions online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/global-health-workshop
Do you have any interest in Social Justice through Healthcare Advocacy?
If so, you might be interested in the Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice and the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice. Both fellowships are year-long, full-time, salaried positions at Families USA‘s office in Washington, DC. Each year, one candidate will be selected for each fellowship. Selected fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of $38,000 and excellent health care benefits.
Below is a description of the two fellowships: Read more
Do you have an interest in social entrepreneurship or would like to learn about health mentoring programs?
Come to the Career Conversation with David Torres ’88 entitled, “From Investment Banking to NGO Work in Africa: An Awakening,” next Friday, October 23 in the RAJ conference room.
While traveling around the world with his family on a sabbatical from his role as a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London in 2005, David was introduced to mothers2mothers, and worked as a volunteer in Cape Town for two months. After returning to London in early 2006, David decided to end his 22-year career in banking and join mothers2mothers as a permanent staff member, working first in London from August 2006, and moving with his wife and two children to South Africa in January 2007.
David’s roles include both local and international fundraising and development, and involvement with the business side of mothers2mothers’ international expansion. Read more
Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship Idea Incubator Workshop – November 6, 2009
Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a ½-day idea incubator workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. The workshop focuses on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, metrics and measuring outcomes, and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiatives and organizations. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 9 participants. Application instructions and complete details can be seen here.
Have you heard about GlobeMed? It is a new organization at Middlebury College which is looking for your support!
GlobeMed is an organization that partners universities with community-based organizations in developing nations. Middlebury’s chapter has just been partnered with Africa 2000 Network in Uganda, an organization that works to improve lives in rural villages through supporting small-holder farmer development. They have centers throughout Uganda and work to teach organic farming methods, as well as establish markets and opportunities for income generation. Their work also includes building libraries with health information in the local dialect and training community leaders in health education in an attempt to break down stigmas about disease. Middlebury’s role in their organization will be working to fundraise as well as improve their public health programs. Additionally, they will be organizing an annual volunteer trip to help in Uganda as well as simultaneously providing global health education to our members all year round.
GlobeMed will be having an informational meeting for interested students on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30 in Ross 011.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (an affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee reproductive freedom for all women, including family planning, sexuality education, maternal health care, and safe, legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation seeks to fill the following internship positions for Summer 2009: Grassroots Organizing and Political Organizing.