Brief Report from CORE Meeting
Posted by chads on April 17, 2008
I’ve spent the past 3 days at the CORE Spring Meeting.
Outstanding. I’ve had a great time and learned a ton. Here are a few random thoughts:
- I am convinced that anyone involved in global health with an NGO should at least be aware of the CORE group. CORE’s opportunities for networking and mentoring, on-line manuals and resources, bi-annual conferences, working groups with active list serves, and emphasis on evidence-based practice are, in my opinion, crucial.
- Presentations by USAID and others gave an idea where global health will be heading in the coming years.
- Jim Ricca of CSTS gave a fascinating presentation on the Lives Saved Calculator, the same methodology used by the 2003 CS Lancet folks. It essentially allows one to predict how many lives would be saved with certain interventions.
- Sarah Kambou of the International Center for Research on Women gave the keynote presentation. She outlined 3 principles to global health/development:
- Base all action on evidence
- Trust in the power of partnership
- Monitor progress and evaluate results
All of the presentations from the conference will (soon?) be found on the CORE website.