Oct 20
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Virtual

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 1:00PM (ET)

Critiques of short-term global health activities, a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon involving multiple stakeholders and intended to contribute to health in LMICs, have led many organizations to offer guidelines and resources for improvement. These efforts have been important, but they have occurred in narrow silos and with no enforcement mechanisms.
Currently, with a suspension of global travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to reimagine global health engagement, with emphasis on mutual benefits and bidirectional partnership. The goal of Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships (AGHP) has been to bridge multiple sectors (host countries, academia, faith-based organizations, professional associations, corporations, and NGOs) in promoting this conversation. A statement of principles, the Brocher Declaration, has gained important endorsements and is intended as a tool for guiding organizations as they rethink their programs with the aim of achieving greater impact.

This webinar addresses efforts to rethink short-term global health programs in light of the ethical, legal, and policy challenges identified.


Peter Donkor, BDS, MS, MDSc
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH
Executive Director & Carlson Chair
Global Health Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM
Assistant VP
Global Engagement, University of Maryland

Judith Lasker, MA, PhD
Professor Emerita
Sociology and Health Medicine and Society, Lehigh University


Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health