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Student & Alumni Achievements

BU Alumna Wins World Bank Video Contest

Ms. Laura Hanson, a 2013 graduate of Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), won top honors in a World Bank-sponsored contest for her short film “Clinic on the Move,” for its depictions of innovative public-private partnerships in health in developing countries.

Ms. Hanson, who has an MPH in global health, worked in Namibia for her BUSPH practicum, helped by a grant from the Santander Universities Scholars program. While there, she started a video project for her culminating experience that eventually became the short film.

The video came out of Hanson’s practicum experience at PharmAccess, a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing access to affordable, quality healthcare in Africa by stimulating investments through partnerships with private sector and government institutions.

“To have ownership of a project like [this] was a really transformative experience,” Ms. Hanson said. “It gave me something to stand on in terms of building a career in public health communications.”

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