Global Health Conference to Examine Sustainability in International Health and Development Projects, Friday, Feb. 12

The Tennessee Global Health Forum will bring together professionals and volunteers from global health and development organizations and projects across the state. With the theme of “Building Sustainable Programs in Global Health,” this year’s conference will focus on issues surrounding health and long-term sustainability.

This day-long event is hosted by Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and will take place at Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center. It will include panel discussions featuring experienced leaders in the field of global health, as well as sessions highlighting lessons learned by accomplished local and international humanitarian organizations. Workshops will address designing sustainable global health programs, volunteer recruitment and retention, sustainable financial planning for nonprofit organizations, and low-cost health informatics systems, among other topics. The Forum will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Vanderbilt University campus at the Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue South.