This summer, OneWorld Health — a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, sustainable health care in developing countries — recruited two MPH students from New York University’s College of Global Public Health (NYU|GPH) for a summer internship. As part of their internship, Ms. Sarah Bender and Ms. Felicity Duran traveled to Uganda to research and develop hypertension screening guidelines and treatment protocols. Ms. Bender and Ms. Duran are both students in the global health concentration at NYU and joined OneWorld Health’s medical outreach team, which consisted of 39 health professionals from various disciplines including medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Over the span of five days, OneWorld Health was able to treat approximately 900 patients in three different communities. Public health interns were able to interview patients with a current or pending diagnosis of hypertension while also working in the clinic. They also provided pharmaceutical medication consultations with the guidance and supervision of OneWorld Health’s medical team. The NYU|GPH students who participated in the internship reported that they would like to return to Uganda and hope their impact will create a broader effect in similar communities.
Students interested in internship opportunities with OneWorld Health should contact Mr. Jason F. Arnold: email@example.com.
[Photo: Ms. Sarah Bender. Provided by Ms. Bender.]