November 16, 2010, Omni Med was
recognized by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy for our selection
as a “Top
Ten Best Practice Program” by the International Voluntary Service
The U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.
award to Omni Med for its contributions to Service World, a
corollary to the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009. This
legislation, called the Sargent Shriver International Service Act,
would dramatically increase the number of US citizens serving
Med crafted the Global Health Service Corps component. Please see the pdf
version of the brochure for details.
States Peace Corps Uganda Country
Director Ted Mooney committed to a long-term partnership with Omni Med
and the Uganda Ministry of Health in the Community Empowerment in
Health Program in Mukono, Uganda. The Peace Corps will committ a
sizable number of its two-year volunteers to expanding and sustaining
the program throughout Uganda.
Network President Dr. Ralph de la Tore committed to a global health
track at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, with a prime focus of
the Community Empowerment in Health Program, Uganda. Dr. O'Neil will
serve as the global health track program director.
Med would like to announce
its support for ServiceWorld:
Strategies for the Future of International Volunteer Service. Service
World is a plan "to build a culture of international volunteer
service." Omni Med contributed to the creation of the ServiceWorld
plan, in particular by championing the cause of a Global Health Service
Corps (pg 16). With the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corp fast
approaching, we hope to see legislative and executive action in line
with the recommendations proposed by ServiceWorld.
Program has become the focus of
efforts. At present, we have sent 15 volunteers to Uganda, and by the
end of the summer we will have trained about 400 local community health
workers. The online training course for volunteers is working (if you
would like to gain access, please contact us.) Finally, we are in the
process of cleaning up our website. If you encounter something
which should be corrected, please let us know.
Omni Med Database of Global
Health Service Opportunities is online
and searchable! Thanks to support from Salesforce.com,
the Helen Steiner Rice Fund, Union Institute & University, and
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati.
Medical Association announces publication of two books on global health
disparities and volunteer service -->