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Volunteerism in Global Health – Pitfalls and Challenges

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room (201), 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Haines   847.467.4914

Group: Global Health Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Volunteering has an altruistic connotation attached to it. This is particularly true in Global Health where the ethos of helping those “in need" is common. But could volunteering contribute to newer problems? Are there unintended consequences to volunteering in Global Health? A strong proponent of sustainable activities, Dr. Prasad is a family medicine physician and educator from the University of Minnesota. He is also an adviser to various NGOs involved in global health. In this talk he looks at volunteering in global health and the challenges that volunteerism can inadvertently create. He also explores the issues host communities face with volunteer activities.

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