May 3 - 4, 2022
Ethics and Impact of Short-term Programs in Global HealtH
Schedule:May 2 Opening Dinner
May 3 -- May 4 Presentations, Working Groups, Development of Action Agenda and Declaration
Place:Brocher Foundation, Hermance Switzerland
- Lasker Judith
- Aldrink Myron, Medical and Surgical Skills Institute
- Compton Bruce, Catholic Health Association
- Prasad Shailey, University of Minnesota
1) To focus on the goals and roles of host country stakeholders in improving the quality and impact of global health partnerships.
3) To develop a roadmap to align global guidelines (embodied in the Brocher Declaration, www.ghpartnerships.org/brocher) and enforcement efforts at different levels.
The applicants for this symposium, Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships, are part of a growing informal coalition of organizations and individuals that have been actively engaged in advocacy and research aiming at enhancing the benefits of short-term global health trips while reducing the hazards. This coalition brings together leading NGOs, faith-based organizations, corporate actors, universities, academic leaders, and host country professionals to advocate for the need for reform and advancement of ethical approaches for effective and appropriate programs.
This project can trace much of its genesis to Brocher Foundation, where Judith Lasker spent three months in residence in 2013. During that time, she wrote the first draft of Hoping to Help; the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering. The book’s publication in 2016 led to many of the activities and collaborations noted in this proposal.