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Week of August 25, 2014
The largest Ebola outbreak in history is getting worse

The largest Ebola outbreak in history is getting worse with the WHO reporting at least 3,069 people have been infected in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria as of August 28, 2014. Additionally, this week a non-related outbreak was reported in Congo. The actual figures are estimated to be significantly greater than the reported cases due to the lack of testing, numerous deaths that are not reported, and general health system limitations. The WHO reported that 20,000 reported cases are predicted before the outbreak is controlled in six to nine months if an immediate global response is implemented. This Ebola outbreak is made worse with the significant number of health workers that have been infected which currently stands at 225 with 130 deaths. This devastating health crisis is also causing food shortages and sanitation problems are becoming more damaging.

Currently, there is no proven treatment for Ebola or licensed vaccine to prevent one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Health systems improvement is critical to identify infected persons and prevent the spread of Ebola, provides adequate facilities for patient care, and equips frontline medical staff with the personal protective equipment needed and required technical expertise to deliver life saving assistance safely.

Global Outcomes, Inc. (GO) is currently providing training to medical staff in West Africa on methods to prevent hospital acquired infections and proper use of personal protective equipment to serve as a barrier to exposure. Additionally, GO is providing donated antimicrobials to laboratories and health facilities in Liberia to aid in patient treatment and prevent the spread of Ebola. Join us in fighting this disease outbreak and preventing the next outbreak. Donate Now to GO for Ebola.

Sep 7, 2012
U S State Department to Host 2012 Computer Mania Day Event in Ghana

The 2012 Computer Mania Day Event is being held September 27 thru October 2 in Ghana, West Africa.

280 middle school girls and 120 teachers will participate in hands-on activities related to mobile application development, water purification, food engineering, and energy in three cities---Accra, Tamale, and Kumasi.

Event Sponsors include Global Outcomes, Inc. and National Alliance for Partnership in Equity (NAPE).

Feb 23, 2012
U.S. Needs to Spark Girls’ Interest in Technology

Read Dr. Kimberly Brown’s commentary on girls and STEM. Amethyst Technologies announces the launch of their goal of hosting Computer Mania Day for girls in 150 countries. Dr. Brown is founder and CEO of Amethyst Technologies, LLC and Global Outcomes, Inc.

Oct 7, 2011
Global Outcomes joins Fusion Partnerships’ growing list of partners

Since it’s inception in 1998, Fusion has facilitated numerous educational and community workshops. Bridge Experience programs and events help create bridges of understanding across diverse perspectives to develop organizational capacity and individual competency in addressing diversity, racism and related social justice issues. Fusion has also served as facilitator for a number of collaborative initiatives.

Fusion Partnerships’ vision for Baltimore:

  • Thriving communities with equitable resources
  • Modeling collaborative processes and organizational structures which foster social justice, peace and love.

Some of their work includes:

  • Facilitating programs that build community and collaboration for social change in schools, organizations and communities
  • Serving as an incubator and fiscal sponsor for grassroots community based programs and projects

Mar 14, 2011
GO chairman attends 2010 15th APEC WLN

GO Chairman Kimberly Brown was a member of the US State Department Delegation that attended the 2010 15th APEC Women Leaders Network (WLN) Meeting September 19-21, 2010 in Japan. The theme of the event was that economic growth in the 21 member economies can be driven by women and commitment is required for career development, education, work environment enhancement, and access to finance for the women who represent a majority of the population.

Mar 14, 2011
GO hosts program promoting STEM career for young girls

GO will host Computer Mania Day in 2011. Computer Mania Day is a half day event for middle school girls and their parents that provides interactive activities to showcase careers in technology. Computer Mania Day provides a half day of technology-related activities for middle school girls and their parents and teachers. Girls are the focus, but boys are welcome. This program is designed to provide a broad-based introduction to the ways in which different careers make use of technology. Computer Mania Day 2011 is being held on Saturday, October 22. The event will be held at the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering in the Skinner Building. Sponsors include: Mitre United States of America National Security Agency For more information, please visit the Computer Mania Day Website.

Mar 14, 2011
GO partners with the non-profit SMILE

GO is partnering with the non-profit SMILE to provide tools and instruction for oral care to promote healthy smiles, good self images, and stimulate the dental profession in Cameroon. SMILE, who promotes healthy outcomes through dental care, and Amethyst Technologies, LLC, who provides lab strengthening and training program development for global health, will work jointly to execute this program. SMILE will deliver training for dental health workers, provide dental care and technical expertise, build relationships in Cameroon to foster government support, and fundraise. Amethyst will provide expertise on training program development, technical writing to develop literature for dental health strengthening, marketing, logistics, and fundraising.