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Global Impact Projects with IsraAID,  November 4, 2020


We encounter the daily health ramifications and anxieties of COVID19. But how does this global pandemic affect those already enduring other humanitarian crises, such as conflict, forced migration, or hurricanes?

Join World Trade Center Utah, Utah Consular Corps, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, and Utah Valley University Global Engagement Office for a stimulating conversation on natural disasters and refugee crises worldwide, and COVID19's impact on populations affected by these crises.

What: Global Impact Projects with IsraAID
When: November 4 at 10:00 am
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Guest Speakers:

Jorge Dennis
Jorge explored IsraAID's projects in Puerto Rico, including its water and psychosocial support projects, following Hurricane Maria on an exclusive mission for Latino leaders. He is president of the Salt Lake City based EnviroKleen LLC, and EnviroKleen Real Estate LLC, commercial building maintenance and real estate companies.

Theo Valaise
Theo is a junior at Stanford majoring in Bioengineering and Mandarin. This past summer, Theo completed Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course at Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Virginia and plans to return in two summers.

Rachel Wallace
Rachel is the Director of Outreach & Engagement at IsraAID. She oversees IsraAID’s community and university partnerships, programs, and events, and directs IsraAID’s Humanitarian Fellowship. She had explored IsraAID’s long-term projects in Guatemala and Puerto Rico.


World Polio Day Commemoration with Orem Rotary and UVU Rotaract, October 21, 2020

For a second year, the Office for Global Engagement is partnering with Orem Rotary and UVU chapter of Rotaract to bring awareness to the need to End Polio Now. This initiative directly supports the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goal #3 which focuses on Health and Well-being for all at all ages.

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Polio can be prevented through immunization. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, almost always protects a child for life. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.The COVID-19 crisis has interrupted childhood immunization efforts globally. Measles and polio vaccination campaigns, in particular, have been badly hit, with suspended measles campaigns in 27 countries and suspended polio campaigns in 38 countries.

Dr. Baldomero Lago, UVU Chief International Officer
Yana Andersen, UVU Rotaract Club President
Dr. Scott Leckman, Utah Rotary
Dean Robinson, Orem Rotary Club President

UN Civil Society Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah (2019)

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