India from Afar

Nikita Agarwal | January 15, 2021 It is a daunting task to try to learn about the culture of an entire country, especially without being on the ground. I have fond memories of visiting family in India several times throughout middle and high school, but it always struck me how un-nuanced conversations around India were…

Week 3: Wraping Up & Reflections

Wow, how the time has vanished. I cannot believe it has been three weeks already. At the start of the program, I thought three weeks was plenty of time, but who was I kidding, I feel like I just got started and just settled into the rhythm of things. Now, the time has come, I…

The End that Isn’t the End| Sara Phillips | 3

Sara Phillips, MPH Candidate 2021 Health and Social Behavior January 22, 2021 Understanding the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Needs of Jordanian and Syrian Youth University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (remote) Today marks the formal end of our three week global maternal health course. One of my most significant learning points was – wow, three…

Last week “with” the Population Council

During this last week of the course, I spent most of the time editing and working on the manuscript for our project. Claire from the Population Council has a much better understanding of the study design, so she was able to significantly contribute to that section of the manuscript. She also let me know that…

Wrapping Up, but Moving Forward

Radha Bhatnagar, SM-80 in Global Health and Population January 22, 2020 Harvard Women and Health Initiative, University of Jordan, JOHUD Amman, Jordan | Remote The winter session flew by a lot faster than I realized! I will miss the weekly check-ins and I certainly wish we could all meet in person and try Sebastian’s cafe….

Embracing Unpredictability

Seble Yigletu January 21, 2021 I would like to start off this post by expressing my gratitude for Dr. Jolivet and Dr. Gausman for being such wonderful mentors and supervisors these past 3 weeks. They went above and beyond to ensure that I had a fruitful experience in such a short amount of time. The…

Week 2: Uganda Virtual field Experience from Boston

Reading, Reading and more reading, this is how I spent most of my week. I continued with my literature search on newborn care in community health centers (CHCs). I found some papers discussing this topic in India, so focused some of my time reading those papers and learning about India’s experiences of establishing newborn care…

The Power of Qualitative Interviews

Seble Yigletu January 15th, 2021 It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been a part of the IMHM team for two weeks because of all of the progress that we’ve made during my time as a winter session student. This week, while I’ve continued to take a deep dive into data, I’ve had the opportunity…

The Consequences of COVID-19 on the Team’s Work

Radha Bhatnagar January 15, 2021 Harvard Women’s Health Initiative, University of Jordan, JOHUD | Amman, Jordan (Remote) It’s important during this time of COVID-19, to think about the various ways this team’s research and different Jordanian communities might be affected. This week, I had the pleasure of meeting the Jordanian team of the project, who…