We’re a long way from Ulaanbaatar: Rural Clinics in Mongolia

  One aspect I especially appreciate about global health is having the chance to learn about different health care systems. It is fascinating to compare one country’s health care infrastructure to ours in the U.S, learning about unique strengths and identifying opportunities for growth. I had the privilege of visiting several hospitals in the various…

III. Apwoyo Matek

By the end of the week, I had worked closely with over 50 girls and provided kits to make reusable pads to over 200 more. They had shared the most intimate part of their lives with me and I could only empathize with a fraction of their struggle.

II. The Freedom to Choose

As our bus approached the school every morning, we were greeted by a crowd of kids bouncing with excitement, shouting ‘mono’ or ‘mzungu’ with big smiles on their faces. It wasn’t long before we figured out that this meant ‘white person’ in Swahili. The first person to step off the bus was usually tackled with…

I. Namaganda

I have delayed writing this blog post for the past two weeks, diverting my energy instead into packing up five years of life in Los Angeles and at USC, and saying goodbye to friends and professors before I embark upon my next adventure. In all honesty though, my reasons for delaying this blog post have…

Sano (hello) from Mongolia!

Hi, my name is Divya, and I just completed my first year of medical school at Keck School of Medicine, USC.

Securing Justice for Sexual Violence Victims Through Advocacy

Advocating in Kisumu County When I was asked to travel with KELIN to Kisumu County after helping to develop training for lawyers, I was beyond thrilled, but also a little intimidated. We would be flying from Nairobi to Kisumu to educate lawyers on the prevalence of sexual violence and increase in new HIV infections. I…

Jambo, Karibu Kenya!

  My name is Lauren Jackson and I have decided to make Kenya my second home this summer. I came to Nairobi in order to complete my practicum and fellowship. Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya, with a population of nearly 6.5 million. Nairobi is also home to the only national park…