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Dr. Roger Glass and Dr. Jean Pape In January, Dr. Roger Glass the Director of the Fogarty Internation Center met with Dr. Jean Pape, Dr. Warren Johnson, and Dr. Dan Fitzgerald from the GHESKIO and the Center for Global Health, in Haiti, as well as their Fogarty trainees, who gave...
 Megan McGeehan spent eight weeks in Mwanza, Tanzania. "This summer, I completed an eight week elective rotation at Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania with three other Cornell medical students. We rotated through the ICU, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology...
 David Dillon spent his summer in India working for Ziqitza Health Care Limited. "My path to medical school has been slightly circuitous, involving both an MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology before arriving at WCMC as a bright-eyed MS1. Given my background, I was looking for a summer...
The following students partipated in global health electives through the Center for Global Health during the summer of 2015 under the guidance of faculty members in Haiti, Tanzania, and India.  Eric Kutscher Port-au-Prince, Haiti Organization: GHESKIO During his eight week...
Alec Irwin spent six weeks in the Tamil Nadu region of South India at the Christian Medical College.  "This summer I spent six weeks investigating public health and rural economic development in the Tamil Nadu region of South India. For most of that time, I have been a Visiting Elective...
Hannah Dee spent two months in Mwanza, Tanzania at the Weill Bugando Medical Center. "The health care discussion in the States is often framed around the “haves” and the “have nots.” The fortunate have health insurance or a financial safety net – and they...
 I was born and raised in Honduras, a developing country that is greatly affected by poverty, several social issues, and many public health burdens. Therefore, I decided to have my first global health applied experience there, a place that I hold close to my heart and I still consider home....
The Summer Global Health Poster Presentation and Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm in Belfer, BB 204 AB&C.  The reception will highlight Weill Cornell students who have recently completed their global health field experience.
In December, GHESKIO hosted its first Art Exposition at the Karibe Hotel in Port-au-Prince displaying the work of the recent class of trainees in the GHESKIO vocational training center.  When GHESKIO first opened its vocational training center, the main focus was teaching construction trades...
Kervens Noel was just two years old when the 2010 earthquake devastated his home in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In the chaotic aftermath of the earthquake, Kervens was taken to a hospital for care but was separated from his mother. For 3 weeks his mother searched for...

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