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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


May 3 - 4, 2022

Ethics and Impact of Short-term Programs in Global HealtH


May 2 Opening Dinner
May 3 -- May 4 Presentations, Working Groups, Development of Action Agenda and Declaration


Brocher Foundation, Hermance Switzerland



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, 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.