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.
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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.
Over the course of the World Cup, young soccer fans representing Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization founded by Tommy Clark (D’92, Med’01), have had the chance to learn about creating positive change in their community and, of course, to play some soccer.
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.
Despite political tensions between Iran and the U.S., Nicholas Hill, a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school, has worked with Iranian pulmonologists to improve the treatment of tuberculosis.
In this video, Lisa Adams, MD, global health dean at Geisel, tells of the change already happening in Rwanda…and the impact on the country’s health as hundreds of new specialists enter the workforce in the coming years.
For the past two years, as part of the Rwandan Human Resources for Health program, Dr. Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura has been collaborating with faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine despite working and living thousands of miles away.
One day, while Michaela Staley (’17) and other volunteers with a local nonprofit organization were out in the Arizona desert providing food and water for undocumented immigrants crossing the border, something unusual happened.
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.