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GlobeMed's 6th Annual Global Health Conference

Posted: March 29, 2013

The GlobeMed's Global Health Conference: Finding Your Place in the Movement will be Friday, April 5th at 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Saturday, April 6th at 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

GlobeMed's 6th Annual Global Health Conference will feature an unprecedented caliber of speakers and workshops all speaking to the importance of innovation in the global health arena by inspiring an integrated approach to problem solving.

As one of a powerful 50-chapter network, GlobeMed at Penn State seeks to empower students as agents of change in a world where global health equity is inhibited by structural violence. Beyond weekly meetings that engender dialogue about the socio-political, environmental, economic and historical factors impacting global health, we work with ACUDESBAL, the Intercomunal Association of Communities for the Social and Economic Development of Lower Lempa, a nongovernmental organization in El Salvador. ACUDESBAL works to promote diverse production systems and intensive food safety in child care centers, improve the diet of children from the establishment of potential crop nutrient and ensure self-sustainability of the centers through the use of local resources and production.

At large, the 6th Annual Global Health Conference will:

  • Ignite discussion and inspire creative solutions
  • Provide the means for students, faculty and global health leaders to collaborate
  • Facilitate cooperation between individuals from many different backgrounds
  • Raise awareness about our work with ACUDESBAL as well as the work of others in the field

The conference will provide the means for students, faculty and global health leaders to collaborate and grow in their understanding of global health as they learn from individuals from varied backgrounds. The result of uniting attendees from various schools of thought will provide all with a diverse understanding of both the complex problems and possible novel solutions to issues plaguing our generation. While the objectives of this conference may be diverse, they can be surmised in two words, “pragmatic solidarity,” the idea of working to meet the needs of the victims while advocating for positive social change. Through this conference, we hope to share our passion of global health with others and move them to action to change the state of health inequities in our world.

If you have questions contact Stephanie Tran

Submitted by Stephanie Tran (spt5064@psu.edu)