Wonder what it's like to do global health work in the field as a student?
Learn how these public health students from Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Colorado navigate the world of global health through their blog posts and monthly notes. Follow them as they learn about the challenges and rewards of working on the ground in resource constrained settings, and where everything global happens, the WHO.
Summer 2016 Notes
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Kelly Brown, MPH Candidate at Colorado State University
I'm Kelly Brown and I am an MPH student at the Colorado School of Public Health. This summer I am interning in the Nutrition Department of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. I will be focusing on Maternal and Child nutrition, specifically the promotion of breastfeeding around the globe. I am very excited for this opportunity and know I will learn so much.
Read Kelly's notes from May (and check out the article she mentions in her post "A Win for Children's Health: Report from the World Health Assembly")
Read Kelly's notes from June.
Natalie Murphy, MPH Candidate at Colorado State University
I am a second year MPH student at the Colorado School of Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology. On a bit of a wishful whim last November, I applied for an internship at the World Health Organization that I thought would be the perfect capstone to top of my degree. Why not shoot for the stars? To my surprise and elation, I was accepted by the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. I will happily be spending about 4 months in Geneva, Switzerland this summer working with and learning from some amazing people! This opportunity is a huge blessing and I am beside myself with excitement.
I will be working on projects specifically related to maternal and child health through nutrition, and can't wait to get started!
Keep up with Natalie by following her blog The Swiss Venture!
Looking for Student Notes from the Field 2015? Click here.