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2019 Joint Summit 

Compassion, Ethics & Excellence in Global Health

Summit Round-Up  Review or download presentations below.

What happens when core values collide with operational imperatives, cultural bias, and ethical blind spots? That’s the question a group of over 100 professionals, academics, and students from around the world came together to discuss at the Joint Global Summit:  Compassion, Ethics, and Excellence in Global Health and Short-Term Medical Missions Symposium. 

2019 Summit Presentations

Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) 

Dr. Addiss, MD, MPH, the founder of the Center Compassion and Global Health and the Task Force for Global Health Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE).

Aligning Career

and Core Values

The Catholic Health Association's Senior Director, International Outreach, Bruce Compton.

Organizational Change and Leading by Example

Ascension Global Mission President Susan Huber.

Success of a South-South Collaboration on Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Agnes Waudo HSC

Kenya Country Director

Emory University KHISP.

The Effects of Small vs Large Actors in the Humanitarian Aid Sector

Julien Ranzato, Regional Head of Special Project Logistics at Maersk North America

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Humanitarian Photography Ethics

Dr. Aubrey Graham is a freelance photographer and media consultant based in Atlanta, GA.

Should Short-Term Medical Missions be eliminated?

Dr. Shailey Prasad, MD MPH, Professor and Carlson Chair of Global Health is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.

Hoping to Help;

the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering

Dr. Judith Lasker, Retired Professor, Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University,  medical sociologist and author of "Hoping to Help; the Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering"

Moving From Anecdotal to Evidence-Based Assessments

Charles Redding, President and CEO of, MedShare.

The  Role of Compassion in Universal Health Coverage

Melissa Kleine Bingham will discuss the WHO Twinning Partnerships for Improvement (TPI) and Universal Health . 

Business Decisions

As Mission Decisions

(domestic program panel)

Josh Kravitz is the Chief Operations Officer of the Dispensary of Hope. 

Business Decisions

As Mission Decisions

(domestic program panel)

Rx Outreach supports patients  who are unable to afford their medicines.

Aligning Core Values and Medical Donation Strategies 

Ms. Warrens, Director of the MedSurplus Alliance Program, and Barbara Wallace, Chair of the Standards and Accreditation Program will discuss practical strategies to improve access to quality donated medical products, through voluntary standards, program accreditation, and capacity-building tools.

Bridging the Gap: Maintaining a Well-Stocked Supply Chain in a Donation Based Field

Medical Surplus Recovery Organization, MedWish International seeks to recover, repurpose and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment to those in need around the world.  A significant challenge in achieving that mission involves closing the gap between needed and available products.  MedWish will share how their MSRO is strategically addressing the problem and facilitate a discussion with participants.  

Left to Right

Britta Harman Latz - Associate Executive Director

Carolina Masri - Executive Director

Jennifer Buck - Humanitarian Aid Program Manager

MedWish International

Extending Healing Missions and Improving Bottom Lines Through Product Donations 

Participants will discuss how hospitals can further their healing mission and improve their bottom line by extending the useful life of medical surplus through standards-based medical product donation programs and collaborations.   

Georgia Winson, MS

President and Executive Director,

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

Ratish Kuma, MS
Biomedical Engineering Supervisor 

Michael A. Winter, BSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN
Staff Nurse- Medical Surgical & Oncology Unit , 
Mercy Hospital Anderson

Integrating Mission & Values into your Organization
Steve Stirling, President & CEO
MAP International