Started in 1993 and partnered formally with Duke since 2008, Family Health Ministries is focused on meeting the needs and improving the health of Haiti through their unique strategy of turning local community priorities into improved national health care programs through data collection and best practice development. They want to take what is learned to help improve health care for the entire country, generalizing the knowledge for reuse in other low-resource countries. Additional information can be found here: http://familyhm.org/
The DGHI Student Research Training Program is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second and third year undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. Students will work in Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Uganda, and North Carolina, US on issues ranging from infant mortality to health care mapping to access to care for migrant populations and HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues.
Working with a faculty director and a community partner, students will be at the center of global health challenges and have the opportunity to employ skills learned in the classroom in the community.
Students selected for this program will receive a grant to cover their fieldwork experience.
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A collection of images, videos and reflections from Duke University students and faculty and their community partners conducting global health fieldwork projects.
“Find your passion. What you learn will be goodness in your journey no matter the direction. Also get to know yourself. The SRT program is holistic, enabling you to bring your insights back to Duke and nurture relationships with partners on the ground.” Laura Muglia, Duke Global Health Institute Board Member
Who Can Apply?
Second and third year undergraduate students at Duke who have demonstrated an interest in global health through coursework are eligible to apply.
Previous international or community-based project experience is desirable.
Students are expected to make a significant commitment to preparing for their experiential learning experience. This includes readings and background research, as well as attending:
- Bi-weekly meetings with faculty directors
- Pre-departure workshops focused on project development and implementation
- Re-entry retreat focused on processing the experience
- Participate in the global health showcase