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Unite for Sight Medical Volunteer Opportunities and Abstracts for Conference

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  • Debbie
    This was sent to our Namibia RPCV group, and I thought some of our members may be interested in the information. These international medical opportunities
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 28, 2004
      This was sent to our Namibia RPCV group, and I thought some of our
      members may be interested in the information.

      These international medical opportunities during Winter, Spring, and
      will likely be of interest to many people on this e-mail list.

      Africa, Asian, Eastern European, and Latin American Country
      Opportunities -
      Short and Long Term Volunteer Opportunities

      Unite For Sight volunteers prescribe eyeglasses, screen for eye
      disease and
      coordinate and fund diagnosis, treatment, and surgery by
      doctors. Volunteers also implement Train the Trainer programs for
      and educate children and adults about eye health and ways to prevent

      All persons over the age of 18 are welcome to apply for these
      opportunities, including premedical students, medical students,
      health professionals, doctors, corporate professionals, nurses,
      students, retired professionals, and others.

      If you are interested in the volunteer opportunities listed below,
      contact JStaple@... and consult www.uniteforsight.org

      Winter 2005
      China: December 28 - January 10
      Morogoro, Tanzania: December 28 - January 10

      Spring 2005

      Latin America
      Xela, Guatemala: Flexible Dates Between January and October 2005

      Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: December 28 - February 28; February
      15 - May
      15; May 15 - August 15
      Nyamuswa, Tanzania: January 15 - March 15
      Pobe, Benin: January 15 - May 15 (flexible dates available)

      Bihar, India: March 6 - March 16 (SPRING BREAK INTERNSHIP)
      Chennai, India: February 10 - March 1 (SPRING BREAK INTERNSHIP)
      Hyderabad, India: February 1-28, 2005

      Eastern Europe
      Stepanavan and Tashir, Armenia: April 1 - June 1

      Summer 2005

      Latin America
      San Salvador, El Salvador: May 1 - May 30
      Xela, Guatemala: Flexible Dates through October 2005

      Punjab, India: May 1 - May 30
      Alwar, Rajasthan, India: June 1 - June 30
      Pradesh, India: June 15 - June 30
      New Delhi, India: July 1 - July 30
      Kolkata, India: July 1 - August 10
      Chandigarh, India: August 15 - September 20

      Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: May 10 - August 15
      Humjibre, Ghana: June 1 - July 30
      Pobe, Benin: June 15 - July 30
      Kenya: June 1 - July 30
      Iringa Region, Uganda: June 2 - July 15
      Nyamuswa, Tanzania: July 1 - August 20
      Buea, Cameroon: August 1 - August 20


      Call For Abstracts - International Health Conference

      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Unite For Sight Second Annual International
      April 2-3, 2005
      Harvard University

      Unite For Sight encourages you to submit a proposal for a poster
      presentation at the 2005 Unite For Sight Second Annual International
      Conference, April 2-3, 2005, at Harvard University in Cambridge,
      MA. Unite
      for Sight's conference, "Eyes on International Collaboration:
      Health From Campus to Lab to Field," is for all professionals and
      involved in medicine, health education, health promotion, public
      and international service. Its purpose is to provide an
      forum for the exchange of ideas about original health and medical
      and international service.

      Abstract Categories:
      1. International Medicine and International Health
      2. Public Health
      3. Scientific Research
      4. Advocacy and Health Policy
      5. Research in Ophthalmology
      6. Nonprofits in Health

      Instructions For Submitting Unite For Sight Conference Abstracts
      1. All abstract submissions must be submitted electronically to
      JStaple@... by January 15, 2005 with Subject Line
      2. Proposals must include: Title, Abstract Category, 1-2 learning
      objectives, 250-word abstract, and biosketch of all authors
      3. All persons submitting an abstract must first register and submit
      payment to attend the Unite For Sight Conference at
      4. All abstracts selected for poster session presentation will be
      in the Conference Program for distribution to conference attendees.
      submitting an abstract, authors agree to have their abstract
      published in
      the program.
      5. Applicants will be notified by e-mail whether their proposal was
      accepted by February 1, 2005.

      For additional information, contact JStaple@... and

      Unite For Sight Second Annual International Health Conference
      "Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus
      to Lab
      to Field"
      April 2 and 3, 2005
      Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts

      Early Bird Reduced Registration Rate ($15) For Less Than 1 Week
      Click Here to Register:

      Conference Schedule

      Community Experiences: Improving Health for the Medically Underserved
      * "Global Health", Dr. Barry Bloom, PhD
      * "Impossible Dreams - The First Ascent of the East Face of Mt.
      and Eradicating Blindness in Mountainous Asia", Dr. Geoffrey Tabin,
      * "Eye Diseases and Community Experiences in Tanzania", Dr.
      Sheriff, MD, MPH
      * "Health Care for the Homeless in Boston", Dr. James O'Connell,
      The Role of Research to Improve Health
      * "Compassion, Knowledge, and Advanced Ophthalmic Technologies",
      Dimitri Azar, MD
      * "Advances in Corneal Transplantation", Dr. Shachar Tauber, MD
      * "Optic Neuro-Prevention - A Strategy to Eradicate Glaucoma
      Blindness", Dr. Louis Pasquale, MD
      * "Stem Cells to the Retinal Rescue", Dr. Michael J. Young, PhD
      * "The Role of Household Drinking Water Treatment Technologies
      and Safe
      Water Storage in Preventing Blindness in the Developing World", Ms.
      Murcott, M.S.
      Epidemiology and The Economic Perspective on Health Improvement
      * "Economic Tools: How to Use Them and What They Can Reveal
      Blindness Prevention," Dr. Kevin Frick, PhD
      * "The Role of Economics in Improving Health Outcomes", Heidi
      Breakout Sessions
      * "Eye Health in Nigeria," Dr. Rotimi Bajulaiye, MD
      * "Eye Health in India," Dr. Santanu Sanyal, MBBS, MHS
      * "Our Health is Our Only Wealth: The Story of Lok Swasthya
      Sewa, a
      Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India," Dr. Chirag Shah, MD,
      * "A Successful Model for Comprehensive Eye Care Coverage in the
      Developing World: The Case of LV Prasad Eye Institute," Mr. Rohit
      * "Upgrading Eye Health Care Strategies in Rural Tanzania," Mr.
      * "Eye Health in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania," Ms. Sally Ong
      * "Cataract Surgeries in Humjibre and Buduburam Refugee Camp,
      Ms. Silvia Odrocic
      * "Eyeglasses for Children in China," Ms. Shawna Novak
      * "Youth Participation in Improving Health Outcomes in Africa,"
      Neema Mgana
      Biographies of speakers at
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