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Amref Health Africa - Brown School Practicum
Nairobi, Kenya (Outgoing Program)
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Amref Health Africa in Kenya
Address: P.O Box 30125-00100, Nairobi Kenya
Sector of Work: Maternal Health; Child Health; Fighting Diseases; Water and Sanitation; Clinical and Diagnostic Services; Research and Advocacy; Non-Profit Management
Mission: We are committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems.
In 1956, three doctors – Michael Wood, Archibald McIndoe and Tom Rees – drew up a groundbreaking plan to provide medical assistance to remote regions of East Africa, where they had all worked for many years as reconstructive surgeons. Spurred by what they had seen of the combined effects of poverty, tropical disease and a lack of adequate health services in East Africa, their collective vision was born in the foothills Mt Kilimanjaro. During the mid 1990s, Amref Health Africa increased its focus on HIV/AIDS as it looked set to undo much of the progress made in health during the 20th century, and become a major burden to health systems in poor countries. To meet this increased health care need, Amref Health Africa prioritised research, capacity building and advocacy relating to: HIV/AIDS; TB and sexually transmitted infections; Malaria; Safe water and basic sanitation; Family health; Clinical services; Training and health learning materials.
During the same period, in recognition of the need for partnerships at community level, Amref Health Africa engaged more with local groups to enable community-based planning, shared identification of issues and priorities, and efficient use of resources. In recent years, Amref Health Africa has highlighted the fact that despite huge investments by donors in health products and delivery of health services, a large percentage of Africans still have limited access to sufficient and quality health care.
PRACTICUM DETAILSLanguage Requirement: English
Possible Projects: Plan and Coordinate Health Screening Program; Implement Health Screening Process; Collect and Evaluate data; Develop Project Proposals and Reports; Develop Project Budgets
Preferred Knowledge and Background: Disease and Prevention, Water and Sanitation, Program Implementation, Data Evaluation and Collection, Project Development
Cost: Students are responsible for all expenses including flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. In-country transportation is provided.
Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.
Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office, Dr. Carolyn Lesorogol
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