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When:   October 28, 2010 7:00pm
Where:   Room 119, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall Street
Price:   0
Type:   Meeting

Unite For Sight Global Impact Corps Information Session
Immersive Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Thursday, October 28, 7pm
Room 119, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall Street

Come hear Unite For Sight's Yale Campus Representatives speak about their immersive global health experience: Rachel Bian (sophomore), Vera Wuesche (junior), and Tony Su (senior). 

Unite For Sight is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. 

All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight's international programs in Ghana, Honduras, and India, are Global Impact Fellows.  Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics' talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.  

Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.

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