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Colin Yee

Colin Yee

With the support of a Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award, I was able to work with Tiyatien Health, a grassroots community health organization in Zwedru, Liberia. Tiyatien Health implements an innovative community health worker...

Nicholas Gutschow

Nicholas Gutschow

I spent part of my summer in Kenya working on clean drinking and hand washing water treatment, storage, and distribution systems in a series of rural primary schools in Kenya. A few years ago...

Tara Clancy

Tara Clancy

This summer I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India, two major cities in an area where millions are threatened by groundwater contamination of arsenic. I learned Bengali, the language spoken in this area...

Alex O'Dell

Alex O’Dell

I continued my work this summer into the Fall of 2011. I am focused on filling the gaps in tuberculosis patient care in India by utilizing locally appropriate communication technologies. I am based in...

Priscila Bercea

Priscila Bercea

This past summer I spent 3 months working as a field intern in the Isiolo District of Kenya for the nonprofit organization Global Health Network International (GHNI). After previously volunteering with GHNI in the...

Anoud Allouzi

Anoud Allouzi

I spent my summer interning at Mizan Law Group for Human Rights in Amman-Jordan. This internship was my first experience working with Human Rights. Mizan focuses on three categories of disadvantaged people in the...

Melissa Allan

Melissa Allan

I traveled to Manjushri Di-Chen Buddhist Learning Center (MDBLC), a school for young Tibetan Buddhist monks in Pharping, Nepal to assist the staff in implementing an interactive health education and hygiene campaign. MDBLC’s vision...

Denis Mukwege

2010, Denis Mukwege

Dr. Denis Mukwege is director of Panzi Hospital in the eastern Congo who has treated thousands of women who have suffered extreme physical and emotional trauma from sexual violence that is used as a weapon in the wars of the region.