In the Spirit of Cooperation: Peace Corps Volunteers and Public Health Professionals Across the Globe-Global Studies - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, October 10, 2011

In the Spirit of Cooperation: Peace Corps Volunteers and Public Health Professionals Across the Globe

A panel discussion and information session open to the public

Monday, October 10, 2011

4:30-6:00 PM

Gregg Hall, Porter Hall 100

A reception will proceed the lecture.

In conjunction with the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary, the U.S. State Department, and Global Pittsburgh are bringing five international public health professionals to Pittsburgh to discuss their collaborations with Peace Corp volunteers in the struggle to control AIDS, malaria, and other public health challenges.

The panel participants, all of whom have considerable experience working on community-level public health projects, include:

  • Ms. Mmammotsi Setho MOSIENYANE, a District AIDS Coordinator, Botswana;
  • Ms. Awa JATTA, Assistant Secretary, Mutapola Voices, The Gambia;
  • Mr. Anand HARRILALL, Development Officer, Guyana;
  • Rev. Monday Ezra MUSOBOZI, Director, Kitojo Integrated Development Association, Uganda;
  • Mr. Morris Willie AMOS, Acting Director, Southern Health, Vanuatu.

This will be a great opportunity for former Peace Corp volunteers to share their own insights as well as a chance for people considering the Peace Corp to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Sponsored by the Global Studies major in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University.

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About the Peace Corps: President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, by executive order. Throughout 2011, Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information.