Economic growth

The World Bank – Working for a World Free of Poverty

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:

  • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3%
  • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

 

January meeting

The global health committee has been working hard to put together information for the AACOM Cultural Guidelines website! In addition, we are very excited to meet in January! Our committee is working hard on a very special presentation regarding service projects available at home as well as ways to obtain funding for global health outreach trips. If you have any information that you think could help us please e-mail me at cosgpglobalhealth@gmail.com.

SAACOFP National Service Project supporting DOCARE Intl!

Exciting news! This year SAACOFP is supporting DOCARE International!

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please contact your local SAACOFP chapter president to see how you can help them coordinate, advertise, pack, etc. We are urging all chapters to participate in the National Service Project by collecting OTC and hygiene items for use by DOCARE at their clinic in Guatemala.

Visit http://www.docareintl.org/web/Students/web/Students.aspx?hkey=30b92ea5-1727-4424-be99-ef287e8a7e08 for more information!

Global Health Committee Update

I hope you are getting excited for our meeting in Las Vegas! The global health committee has been working hard between our meetings and we have begun reaching out to schools to collect cultural information for AACOM International Collaborative. Your help is essential to this process so please encourage your schools and respective global health leaders to participate. I realize many schools have a lot of different countries where students rotate, so splitting up the work and working on it throughout the year is a great way to break the task down. Thank you for all your help in advance.

In addition, I and the SOMA Global Health Representative will be hosting a workshop at OMED called Climate Change and Global Health. We have been working hard on this and are excited to have an interactive hour where we can share ideas and information. Please come ready to participate!
During OMED, the global health committee will be taking turns rotating out of the meeting to attend events hosted by BIOM and DOCARE. If you would like updates on these events, please e-mail me and we will add you to our e-mail list.