Global education and experience

Meetings, phone calls, more literature review, and starting the paper. This was my second week of the GHP 547: Maternal and Child Health Field Experience class summed up into ten words. I continued to have meetings with my advisor, Dr. Bauhoff, to discuss the paper. Dr. Bauhoff suggested we start the initial write-up of the…

Week 2: Green Light!

This week as Maddi and I continued to work on the introduction and methods sections of our manuscript, we received exciting news: our protocol was approved by the Jaramogi IRB in Kenya! We are thrilled that we will be able to move forward with interviews soon! Beginning the manuscript prior to data collection has been…

Week 2: Green Light!

This week our Kenya Jaramogi IRB was approved! The team is extremely excited to receive the go-ahead signal. We celebrated by eagerly convening to organize our next steps. Having been preparing for our project for the past few months, everything is in place for a speedy kickstart. Our partners at the Kisumu Medical and Education…

Week 1: Socially distanced research

Starting my Maternal and Child Health Field Experience, little did I know I would be sitting at home, at my desk, typing away on my laptop. I had always shown a strong interest in this winter J-term course since the start of my master’s program in 2020. However, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising…

COURSE BLOG

BY: FREDRICK LARBI KWAPONG MPH-45 GLOBAL HEALTH AND POPULATION I was assigned to Family Health International (FHI360), a nonprofit human development organisation based in North Carolina. This is one of the biggest nonprofit organisation involved in various projects and researches all over the globe and I am happy to be a part of. Prior to…

Week 1: Waiting with Gratitude

By: Hannah Peifer When I interviewed with Nora for the Field Experience in Maternal Health course, I shared that I was interested in mixed methods and qualitative research, that I had prior field experience in Kenya, and that I am passionate about implementation science. When I was informed about my placement, I could not believe…

First Health Department Experience!

Yacine Fall, SM-80 GHP 2023 I was paired to work with Vermont’s Department of Health in the Division of Maternal and Child Health. Under the guidance of Sara Chesborough and Kimberly Swartz, I am beginning to use my creativity and statistics to provide support in evaluating the adolescent sexual and reproductive health curriculum (ASRH) and…

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…