[GlobalHealth] Announcing: GO Health-Kenya fellowship offers unique
opportunities this year for a project in Kenya
dwade at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 6 18:32:12 PDT 2010
GO Health offers unique opportunities this year for a project in Kenya: GO Health-Kenya!
In addition to the general GO Health Fellowships announced yesterday, this year, the Department of Global Health has the unique opportunity to provide 1-2 graduate students or residents a GO Health-Kenya fellowship to work on a specific public health project with UW Department of Global Health faculty member Carey Farquhar and colleagues.
1) For an application specific to GO Health-Kenya see attached application and program information visit the GO Health Kenya webpage: http://globalhealth.washington.edu/resource_center/go_health_kenya.php
2) For those interested in apply for a GO Health fellowship for another project or experience should read information about the general GO Health fellowship program: http://globalhealth.washington.edu/resource_center/go_health.php
Deadline for both the GO Health or GO Health Kenya applications are midnight May 2, 2010 to dwade at uw.edu.
Questions about either application, contact Daren Wade, Director of the Global Health Resource Center at dwade at uw.edu.
About Merrueshi Village Clinic
Located more than two hours from Nairobi and one hour from the district hospital,Merrueshi Village Clinic provides essential medical care to rural communities. Currently, the clinic provides primary medical, pediatric and obstetric care for 40 to 60 patients every day, treating patients for malaria, upper respiratory tract infections, diarrheal disease, injuries and other acute conditions. The clinic also has a nutrition program that serves severely malnourished children and adults.
The clinic recently established an HIV counseling and testing program for pregnant women. In addition to direct medical care for these women, the clinic also is developing a counseling and testing site with an educational outreach component, one that will be used in two schools in the community.
Although the clinic has accomplished a great deal, it is unable to meet the full spectrum of needs of its community members. It is staffed only by two nurses and an HIV counselor and has minimal record-keeping, which creates challenges in attempting to assess the nature and burden of disease. Although HIV is prevalent in the community, this lack of data makes treatment and prevention sporadic and difficult. The majority of women deliver their children at home with the assistance of local midwives, few of whom have formal training or support from the clinic.
Daren Wade, MSW
Director, Global Health Resource Center
Clinical Instructor, Department of Global Health
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall, Room 274B
Seattle, WA 98105
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