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Global Health Equity Foundation steps onto the international stage!
With proof-of-concept projects completed in the USA, Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) is eager to celebrate the establishment of new headquarters in Geneva.
Glass art by Ali Kaaf
Join us for cocktails, canapés and entertainment, as well as short presentations on the Foundation's work on Equity Gap Analysis (EGA) and the Syrian International Coalition for Health (SICH).
Entertainment includes music by 'Between Bach and Baghdad' - a trio led by accordion virtuoso Manfred Leuchter, an exhibit of the glass art of Ali Kaaf, and a photography exhibit showcasing the stunning prints of Leland Howard.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A one-day symposium with guests from academic research institutions and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Date: October 31, 2012
Sponsored by GHEF-Geneva, and chaired by Eduardo Missoni, Coordinator Global Health and Development Center for Research on Health and Social Care Management - CERGAS, Bocconi University.
A few highlights from the program:
Syrian International Coalition for Health
A Consensus Building Forum in Istanbul, Turkey
New Methodology - Analysing Health Equity Gaps
A Consensus Building Forum in London, England
Location: Kings Fund • London, England
Host: Global Health Equity Foundation
Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) advocates on behalf of people who lack access to health education, to prevention services and to healthcare. GHEF is a philanthropic organization that conducts research, and integrates that research into advocacy and capacity building projects. The Foundation seeks to become a primary source for knowledge on health equity, and a contributor to human and community development worldwide. Health equity is an essential, core discipline for public health education and for healthcare application in global governance. The Foundation is incorporated in Geneva, where we work in cooperation with other international organizations.
Out of the Darkness Walk Video
Here are the highlights from the Walk for Suicide Prevention, September 11, 2011. It was a heartwarming and successful event.
Each of us longs to belong. We need a community, a place that welcomes us and is supportive of our aspirations.
Take my case for example: it has been both challenging and incredibly enriching to work as an immigrant physician in the United States. I was born in Syria, and for more than two decades I have lived and worked in North America. I encountered unwelcoming situations, tempered by warm welcomes from people that graced me with their support.
My "diaspora status" will probably be with me for the rest of my life. Being perceived as an outsider provides me with ample opportunities for self-examination, reflection and continued refinement. I hunger to learn more about myself, about our ever-changing environment, and about the people with whom I interact. I have achieved a state of mind that is best described as "universal belonging." I truly feel at home everywhere despite any hardship I may encounter, and this compels me to share my best. Miles City has become my home away from home, and I treasure the friends I have here.
It is my privilege to provide healthcare for patients with physical and mental ailments, and I take this responsibility very seriously. I am committed to applying my skills to improve healthcare in eastern Montana.Read More...
Global Health Equity Foundation
Global Health Equity Foundation (GHEF) is a non-profit organization seeking to address challenges faced by healthcare providers. The Foundation serves as a catalyst for community awareness, communication, and involvement. In September of 2011, GHEF sponsored a documentary film dramatizing the issues surrounding suicide. In addition to the film, GHEF sponsored other community-awareness events as part of a Community Media Based Project with a focus on suicide.
September 9th, 2011, Meeting of the Executive Board in Miles City
This board was formed from the past two Consensus Building Forums held in Miles City, MT. The Executive Board chose to focus on a pilot project for Access Health (web-based healthcare access for communities); on developing a Health Directory for eastern Montana; and on suicide prevention (see Community-Based Media Project below).
Community Based Media Project:
GHEF is partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (sponsors of the Walk) for a weekend-long focus on suicide prevention in Miles City, Montana. As part of the Community-Based Media Project, GHEF is preparing print publications, social-media technology, and on-going support through various media. Long-term support of this project is a primary goal for GHEF.
EVENTS: Consensus Building Forums
Our 2nd Consensus Building Forum took place on June 2, 2011 in Miles City, Montana. Learn more about the forum.
Suicide Prevention Forum took place on July 28, 2011 in Miles City, Montana. Learn more about the forum.
20th Annual Eastern Montana Rural Health Care Conference, March 3-5, 2011. Learn more about the conference.
EVENTS: Interviews with our Board Members and Collaborators
Interview with Dr. Paul Cook, member of the Board of Directors
Interview with Jackie Muri, Director, Business Development, Strategy & Foundation, Holy Rosary Healthcare
Interview with Chris Hopkins, V.P. of Strategy and Business Development, Montana Health Network
Interview with Stephanie Goode, Consultant for the Foundation
Relationships are the basis of knowledge. The ability to form relationships is where GHEF excels. Other organizations may not combine education with access to health care. They don’t provide education with the provision of medicine and food for displaced persons. Technology and education needs to be provided where the displaced population lives.
— Paul R. Cook, MD, MHA, CPE, SCLA
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Global Health Equity Foundation engages in three core strategies - Research, Advocacy and Capacity Building. Read more.
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