The Global Health Affairs Program participates in a number of collaborative efforts designed to build access and increase capacity in underdeveloped and developing regions throughout the world. Students have been sent across the globe to collect data, map healthcare capacity, provide services and create new and innovative networking opportunities. New Delhi is the only opportunity currently accepting applicants.
If you are interested in the New Delhi opportunity, please complete the attached application form, below, and send it along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Service Based Research Opportunity" no later than April 2, 2014.
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The Kibera program is on hold until further notice. GHA still supports Global Washes' work and mission in Kenya and hopes to reenagage students with this project when safety permits.
We pilot interventions in hygiene, social enterprise, peer education, and governance to address the need for sustainable sanitation in Kibera, one of the world’s most densely populated slums. Last summer, students and faculty evaluated the impact of eight water and sanitation facilities, conducted community based hygiene trainings, formulated business and marketing trainings and began a sanitary pad making and disposal initiative.
This summer, students will implement business plans for increasing revenues, create and distribute sanitary pads, increase disposal-by-incineration uptake, continue mapping and trainings with Community Health Workers, develop logistics for improved facility operations, create a health-club festival for schools in Kibera, and more.
The Global Health Affairs program began a collaboration in 2008 with New Concept Information Systems (http://www.newconceptinfo.com), a social research and communications organization in Delhi, India, to conduct community-based health research in South Delhi slums Past students conducted needs assessments and facility surveys aimed at arming case workers with the knowledge to provide patients with evidence-based referrals. Last summer, Kelly Harvard and Yizhe Xu worked on health system strengtening, continued mapping health resources and worked closely with community mobilizers to develop a new health form to help the community mobilizers engage with pregnant throughout the continuum of care.
This year, students will continue mapping, initiate case worker training, and develop survey modules for case worker data collection.
This organization seeks to promote peace in the Middle East by way of developing connection networks to allow the multitude of NGOs working towards social justice in the region to open communication with each other. Last summer, students were able to work with the organization to facilitate such communication between communities working in Jerusalem and supporting organizations around the world. For more information about the organization’s mission, click on the following pdf or visit their website at www.grassrootsjerusalem.org.