UNFPA | New York, NY by Jiaxi Yang

My internship with UNFPA has come to an end and I am going back to Boston today! To me, the past three weeks were full of listening, learning and idea-exchanging. I have learned a lot about maternal health issues, especially on the topic of midwifery programs in countries with high maternal death burdens. In addition…

Edna Adan University Hospital | Hargeisa, Somaliland by Rachel Shin

My three-week placement with Edna Adan University Hospital has certainly been an incredible learning experience. From the initial design and careful creation of our healthcare and patient surveys, to performing data collection on the field, and lastly analyzing breadth of responses we received, there are several learning points to glean from this experience. The first…

Every Mother Counts | New York, NY by Rebecca Oran

After two and a half weeks with EMC, my time with them has come to a close. This past week, I finished up a draft of the US report on midwifery, attended some additional meetings and then, said my goodbyes (see photo from my last day). It’s crazy how quickly the time has gone but…

Edna Adan Hospital | Hargeisa, Somaliland by Nambi Ndugga

This field experience was phenomenal. I have learned so much about what it takes to be a dedicated worker in the healthcare field in a low resource setting. While one may have all the knowledge and technical expertise, it takes true vision, dedication, motivation, passion, and support to be successful in this field. This field…

Population Council | Lusaka, Zambia by Moulshri Mohan

In my last week at Population Council, Hannah and I were assigned to create a short brief for UNFPA and DfID (project donors on the SUFP project) summarizing our analysis of the Health Facility Audit dataset. Synthesizing our findings into a short report proved an extremely challenging task; we had to use our best judgment…