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1 Statistics Without Borders (SWB) American Statistical Association Gary Shapiro

2 Start Up EASY! Mission: Pro bono statistical help in international health Session at annual meetings in 8/08 was impetus. Volunteerism Special Interest Group already existed.

3 Start Up Cont'd In 10/08, put item in newsletter, 30 immediate volunteers. Newsletter items really important. Had couple of projects before 10/08. We were operational No Ass'n. objections to group Great support from Ass'n. leadership

4 Projects and Achievements Easier to get volunteers than to get work Many Projects in discussion stage. Some active ones: Help plan a bottled water survey Advising on the evaluation of a major MesoAmerican health initiative Reviewing food for Peace grant proposals for 2 countries Discussions with international non- governmental organizations

5 Future Plans Now working towards formal group within Association Starting New Projects Group to look for more work Gary Shapiro,


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