This month, Dr. Alison Hayward, Uganda Village Project's co-founder and chair of the board, was invited to speak at the GlobeMed Global Health HillTop conference held at Columbia University in New York City. GlobeMed is a student-founded nonprofit with many similarities to UVP in its mission and values. Both organizations focus on grassroots community-based work to improve health and alleviate poverty via partnerships between students and community members.
Dr. Hayward gave an overview of Uganda Village Project's history and its programs to conference attendees, with emphasis on the Healthy Villages program. This lecture was followed by a lively discussion of the challenges of nonprofit work in resource limited settings and of creating behavior change in communities as part of public health initiatives. Thanks to GlobeMed for the invitation to participate and speak at the conference this year!