Steve Bensen, an associate professor of medicine, had long wanted to get involved in global health work. He recently got his chance when he spent two months helping to train physicians and residents at two hospitals in Rwanda.
Over the past couple of weeks, Tara Kedia (’17) has been finishing up her work in Haiti, and she has also had the chance to see more of the country.
The past two weeks have been filled with new experiences for Auriel August (’17).
Last week, Tara Kedia (’17) arrived in Les Cayes, Haiti, where she will be working for the next month on two public health projects related to tuberculosis.
Auriel August (’17) thought her work this summer in Tanzania might get off to slow start. Instead, she is making good progress as she studies lung function among HIV-positive children.
Navigating the health-care system in Nigeria isn’t easy for an outsider, says medical student Peace Eneh. So she has found ways to team up with local partners as she spends the summer conducting research.
This summer, medical student Auriel August (’17) is working with the DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Just after finishing her first-year exams, medical student Peace Eneh headed to Nigeria to begin work on a global health project. She reflects on the mix of excitement and nervousness she feels as she takes on the challenge.
Despite the recent tragic violence and kidnappings in Nigeria, medical student Ayobami “Ayo” Olufadeji is determined to improve conditions in his home country. “The tide is turning in Nigeria and I believe we are on the brink of change—I am working to make sure that I am ready to do my part,” he writes.
Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura explains how the Human Resources for Health program is helping to rebuild the country’s health-care system with the help of Geisel and other U.S. medical schools.