The Global Philanthropic Committee (GPC) is a partnership between the American Urological Association (AUA), European Urology Association (EAU), International Continence Society (ICS) and the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU), with the goal of supporting proposals for worthy projects to improve urologic care throughout the world. The GPC allows organizations to pool their resources to fund larger-scale philanthropic projects as a collaborative effort.
The GPC’s mission is to provide philanthropic support to improve urological education in the developing world. The GPC strives to provide funding mainly for education and generally will not provide funds for purchasing expensive equipment. The primary goal is to help build the infrastructure for a sustainable and self-sufficient educational hub in areas of need; using a “train the trainer” model.
The GPC will selectively provide funds for educators (if volunteers are not available) to travel for the purpose of providing training, within the parameters of an approved funding request.
The inaugural GPC project was the support of two urology training centres in Nigeria and Senegal that serve multiple countries. Thanks to the GPC’s support, those training centres have established formal academic training programs and have significantly improved the urological care provided to patients.
Since its inception, the GPC has supported educational efforts in Cameroon, Haiti, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania.
|Haitian Urology Initiative||Moshi, Tanzania||Bamako, Mali|
If you would like to know more about GPC’s project in Moshi, Tanzania, please read the story of Dr. Jacques Bogdanowicz.
Urology organizations can support a project through monetary funds and/or in-kind donations, including volunteer time. For more information about the GPC, please contact: GPC@siu-urology.org.