March 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Sustainability of Global Health
Balancing humanitarian response with the development of sustainable health systems
When a crisis like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the global health community must immediately take action to provide triage and relief to struggling communities. In the developing world the challenge of such a crisis is compounded by the lack of capacity in existing health systems. At what point, during or after a crisis, does sustainability become a concern for health NGOs? When does it become a primary driver of health development work? How can NGOs consider sustainability from the start of an intervention, even when immediate action is necessary?
Panelists will discuss the work of their respective organizations in the global health sector and the challenges they face when balancing the need emergency health interventions with capacity building and sustainability.
KP Yelpaala, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, access.mobile
Doug Jackson, President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E
Dr. Blair Gifford, Professor at CU Denver and Founder of Global Health Connections
About the Sustainability Series The Sustainability Series is a monthly networking forum for the public to learn and discuss how local Front Range universities, businesses, nonprofits, and governmental agencies have incorporated and defined sustainability in innovative and progressive ways.
Venue: Posner Center - Commons