Welcome to VISION
Home of the Global Health and Leadership Conference
Harvard College VISION: Global Health Society is an officially recognized student organization at Harvard College founded in 2014 by Paul Lewis, Harvard Class of 2018. It is run by Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard College VISION: Global Health Society.Our mission is to tackle global health issues especially optical needs by raising awareness, alleviating preventable blindness, and educating youth. Founded in 2017 by Harvard alumnus Paul Lewis, the Global Health and Leadership Conference at Harvard promotes student engagement with global health topics by bringing together Harvard faculty, students, and guests to educate and mentor high school students. The conference encourages students to tackle issues in their local community by conducting evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that are impactful, sustainable, and reproducible initiatives. The conference hopes to help students make a difference and grow as civically minded leaders for the future.
High School Program
Students choose a topic of interest and lead an evidenced-based and cost-effective projects to tackle an issue in their local community through an impactful, sustainable, and reproducible initiative.
Create a group in your community to talk about global health disparities and work together to create concrete interventions in your community to help others.
Case Study Competition
Students work as a team to write a report evaluating a global health issue and give a presentation at the conference.
Learn about global health topics from Harvard faculty, staff, fellows, alumni, and students.
Global Health Exam
A new addition to our conference premiering in 2020. Up to 3 students from a school can participate on a team.
Through the GHLC, you will have the opportunity to learn from Harvard affiliates about many areas of global health.
Students are paired with a Harvard student mentor to help guide students in creating evidence-based and cost-effective community interventions.
Grow as a
Our students engage with projects that help them develop the confidence and skills that are necessary to be a successful leader.