PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE: Cameroon, Uganda If you are interested in global health, this opportunity provides valuable experience.
85% of malaria deaths in Africa occur in children under five years of age. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria.
Assess and limit the spread of communicable diseases- malaria, TB, onchocerciasis (river blindness), schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and childhood diarrhea - by training the local population in prevention.
The Ugandan director of this health organization is a Masters in Public Health.
She welcomes students to come do public health research, especially regarding preventing malaria.
POPULATION & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/ FAMILY PLANNING: Uganda, Ghana & Cameroon Due to the lack of family planning, more than half of the world's growth is expected to come from Africa by 2100.
One of our directors in Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon have asked for help with family planning, contraception, sexual and reproductive health.
The people of the community realize that they would not be so poor if they did not have 10 mouths to feed and 8 children's school fees to pay.
MONITORING & EVALUATION: Lebanon
This Lebanese organization, which was started by a doctor during their civil war (1975 to 1990) has a network of clinics & mobile units all over the country. 80% of their beneficiaries are Syrian refugees.
They would like Public Health students or professionals who can evaluate the quality of care at each of their centers.
MONITORING & EVALUATION: Uganda
Work in an excellent organization that has branches all over the world.
Practice what you have learned of Monitoring and Evaluation in their programs in health, education, agriculture, youth, media and conflict prevention.
This position requires that you are in graduate school or already have your MPH.
Work in this position is a helpful step in the door in international development.
In the rural villages, people only have the food in their fields to feed themselves.
When their harvested food is all used up, they eat "bush meat."
Cameroon's most revered food is fermented cassava root, which is not very nutritious.
Come teach villagers what crops they could plant that would be higher in nutrition, e.g. moringa.
They grow peanuts. Teach them how to complement to make a complete protein.
Cameroon is a tropical country where tropical fruits grow without much coaxing, but the villagers do not take advantage of the fruits. Teach them the benefits.
Work with the indigenous Andean communities to organize a demonstration garden and to identify the nutritional needs of its community members.
Experience with nutrition, agriculture and project management needed. Spanish fluency is a must.
MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH: Uganda
Maternity clinic would like public health students to help with ante natal and post natal care.
They would like to know why more high risk moms (e.g. with AIDS) do not come for ante natal care.
NUTRITION: Jordan - Syrian, Iraqi & Palestinian Refugees Busy clinic that serves Syrian, Iraqi & Palestinian refugees welcomes a nutritionist.
The Nutritionist must speak fluent Arabic so that they can do awareness sessions about diet and Nutrition, e.g. about diabetes and hypertension, and provide one-to-one consultations with refugees in Arabic.
You work side-by-side with Jordanian staff to assist their work.
WATER & SANITATION/ WASH: Cameroon
More people in Africa die of fecal water than die of AIDS.
Come teach the villagers how to filter and purify their water; how to build a sanitary latrine and place the latrine far from their water source; and the importance of good hygiene.
Students, graduates and professionals in Public Health are all needed.
Both Bachelor's and Master's level accepted.
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