Friday, November 4, 2011

Around the World in 80 Minutes

The Global Health Alliance, a club which has only been around for two years, put on a great event this week!  The event was called Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Members of the Global Health Alliance chose a country and presented a poster on that country's healthcare system, and bought or cooked food that was representative of the country.

The event was open to everyone (and over 100 people came, most likely because of the free food!) and we asked for donations at the door.  People could mingle, taste food from all over the world, and learn a little about the healthcare systems and issues from other countries (I hope that at least someone learned at least something and didn't just eat and run).

Each country prepared 3 multiple choice questions from the information on the poster, and the guest who answered the most correct questions got a $50 gift card to Amazon!  That's either half a textbook or a whole review book - an excellent prize.  The event was co-sponsored by lots of other student groups (which is how everyone could pay for their country's food) which allows ALL the donations to go to Partners In Health.

Here are pictures from some of the tables.  Of course, the pictures were taken towards the end of the night, so there's not much food left, but you'll just have to trust me when I say everything was delicious.

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