Tag Archives: Students

Letter from Galapagos: luxury tourism, local health

[This blog post was sent in by Rachel Page, who graduated from UNC this spring with an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education] Greetings from the Galapagos! I write this entry from the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito … Read More

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AAA: Arts, Awareness, and AIDS at UNC this week

[This post was sent in by Hema Kondur, a third-year student majoring in nutrition. Hema wishes to acknowledge the input of Marie Garlock, who is community liaison in the Community Outreach Dissemination and Education Office at UNC’s Center for AIDS Research, … Read More

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More than cogs in a machine

[Leah Gordon] During the month of July, I had the pleasure of acting as project coordinator for UNC’s Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative (CSHI) in rural Nicaragua. A combination of grants allowed UNC students from the medical school, nursing school and … Read More

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A heartbreaking decision

[Kyle Lavin is an MD/MPH student at UNC.] This year was scheduled to be the sixth trip of the Honduran Health Alliance.  HHA is a women’s health organization composed of rising 2nd and 4th year med students, public health students, … Read More

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The day of the coup

[Hannah Pollet is an MPH candidate in maternal and child health at UNC] A few days before beginning our trip and meeting the rest of our team, my co-leader and I arrived in Tegucigalpa, the capitol of Honduras.  Busy flying … Read More

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The "period effect"

[Author Suha Patel is a medical student at UNC and co-leader of the Honduran Health Alliance.] As I was reading my epidemiology textbook, preparing myself for a year of public health research, I stumbled on the concept of a period … Read More

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Where global health and politics meet: students reflect on their evacuation from Honduras

Today begins a series of posts from UNC students who were to spend the summer working in Honduras with the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA).  HHA is a student-run collaborative of organizations and individuals who work together to promote sustainable development in … Read More

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Always remember Malawi

[Post sent in from Malawi by UNC senior Cameron Taylor] “Always Remember Malawi” is what I was given yesterday on a sticky note from one of the fieldworkers. Yesterday was one of those sad “goodbye days” where we had to … Read More

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Global health at its core is human health

[Saumya Ayyagari] In the village that I stayed in while working in Uganda, I observed that people are not afraid to honestly express raw emotion. They love openly, cry openly. This atmosphere was completely different from anything I’d ever experienced, … Read More

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A surgeon's perspective

[Author Jon Samuel is a surgical resident at UNC.  He spent 2008-2009 in Malawi and will spend 2009-2010 as a fellow of the NIH Fogarty International Center.] The easiest way for me to share my perspective on being here in … Read More

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