With more than 13 years of experience in public health, Unite For Sight is an esteemed global health delivery organization that is also renowned as the world's highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program. Unite For Sight is comprised of public health experts and social entrepreneurs who produce innovative programs and implement unparalleled healthcare strategies that eliminate patient barriers to care.
A consistent innovator and global health leader
For over a decade, we have delivered local healthcare solutions while training current and future global health leaders.
World's only immersive global health volunteer abroad opportunity
Unite For Sight's pioneering Global Impact Corps program offers students and professionals the opportunity for hands-on, quality, and ethical global health engagement.
World's largest global health conference
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.
2000: Unite For Sight was founded in a Yale college dorm room.
2003: Expansion beyond New Haven, Connecticut.
2003: First 25 university chapters open.
2005: Global health delivery programs are established.
2005: Global Impact Corps program begins.
2010: Global Health University begins.
2013: More than 13 years of service, and 1.7 million patients have received care.
2004: First Global Health & Innovation Conference.
2004: Pilot phase of the first eye care delivery program in Ghana.
2008: Global Impact Lab research division is established.
Unite For Sight is frequently recognized for its effective, quality healthcare delivery programs. In 2011, Caroline Kennedy presented the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award to Unite For Sight's Founder and CEO, Jennifer Staple-Clark.Â The award "honors an individual whose contributions in the realm of community service, advocacy or grassroots activism have elevated the debate or changed the landscape with respect to a public issue or issues." Past winners have included Wendy Kopp (Founder, Teach For America) and Cory Booker (Mayor of Newark, New Jersey). Unite For Sight has also been recognized by the American Institute of Public Service's National Jefferson Award For Public Service, which is regarded as the "Nobel Prize" for public service.
Also in 2011, Unite For Sight won the Ashoka Changemakers competition.Â The competition, entitled "Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being," sought to identify and support innovations from around the world that transform the field of health to sustainably increase individual, family, and community well-being.Â Unite For Sight was one of three winners selected from more than 470 entries from 82 countries.
Unite For Sight is also regularly featured in major media outlets. Nicholas Kristof featured Unite For Sight twice in his columns in The New York Times, and Unite For Sight was also featured weekly for a full year on CNN International.