Global Health Project: A Conference for Student Collaboration

Posted by on January 17, 2011

The Swarthmore Global Health Forum invites you to attend:

The Global Health Project: A Conference for Student Collaboration

Hosted by the Swarthmore Global Health Forum

Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore PA, 19081
Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19 2011

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.

Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Staples-Clark, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unite for Sight. Jennifer 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.”


If you are interested in attending, click here to fill out the registration form. Please RSVP by February 1, 2011. Please email with questions and/or comments.

Global Health Forum is funded by the Project Pericles fund, created by Eugene M. Lang ‘38 and the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College in 2005. The purpose of the Fund is to support groups of Swarthmore students who propose and implement social and civic action projects whose scope and sustainability will advance solutions for the issues in question and also promote recognition of students’ motivation and capability to address such major issues effectively.

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