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Virtual Global & Public Health Internship - Ghana

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The Virtual Global & Public Health Internship in Ghana offers undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to learn foundational, industry-specific skills for careers in Global Health, Public Health, and related fields. Through virtual seminars and meetings, interns will explore how communities in Ghana are addressing their most pressing health challenges including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, maternal & child health, and nutrition. Interns will have the opportunity to network with healthcare providers and NGO professionals who are working to improve clinical and public health outcomes in Ghana. This includes a placement with a partner organization, where interns will enhance their knowledge and skills through supporting an ongoing project.

Program components:

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Intercultural training through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, who are experts in local health systems and culture
  • Facilitated group reflection sessions 
  • Project-based work to deepen understanding of local health realities and support operations and objectives of the host organization/partners
  • Cultural learning/virtual immersion
  • Seminars on health topics
  • Final presentation and report to synthesize learning
CFHI offers options for students and faculty to fit your interests and schedule. Choose your program duration, or for a comparative experience, choose to participate in multiple programs. CFHI can also often accommodate alternate program dates upon request. For more information see our How to Apply page.

Duration

4 Weeks $975
Arrival Dates: 
Jul 06, 2020 Aug 03, 2020 Sep 07, 2020 

Dr. Charles Chineme Nwobu: CFHI Ghana Medical and Program Director

Dr. Charles Chineme Nwobu is a Public Health Physician in Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, Sexual and Child Health and a Development Specialist. He holds a Master’s in Public health for development from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and was a student ambassador of this leading institution in public health. He also has a certification in International Development from the prestigious University of Cambridge, UK. He additionally holds a BSc in Medical Sciences and a medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Ghana Medical School. He has experience working in the public and the private health sector in Ghana as Physician - Family/General Practitioner mostly in Maternal and Child Health. He is a strong global health advocate with prior experience working as a regional leader in the global health organisation IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Associations) where he served as the IFMSA Regional Coordinator for Africa for two consecutive years and next as the Alumni Relations Support Division Director. He is part of the Junior Doctors Network (JDN) of the World Medical Association (WMA).

Along with serving as CFHI’s Medical and Program Director for Ghana, he also currently serves as a steering and working committee member of an international network known as CHIFA (Child Health and rights  Information for All), with the head office based in the U.K. In the African region, he currently serves as one of the chosen consultants in the expert community of the current African Union Youth Envoy. Apart from his passion for public, global health and human rights, he enjoys working out, music, dancing, swimming, traveling, reading good literature, theatre and attending social events.

This internship includes live sessions and self-paced, individual work. Interns will engage in approximately 10 hours per week of live Zoom sessions, including meetings with partners in Ghana, and interactive seminars and workshops to improve foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes in Global Health. Interns can also expect an additional 10-15 hours per week of self-paced trainings and project-based work. 

This program is ideal for undergraduates, pre-health students, graduate students, and non-students who have a demonstrated interest in Global Health, Public Health, and related fields. To confirm you are eligible, please read CFHI's general eligibility requirements


Language Required: English

Program components:

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Intercultural training through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, who are experts in local health systems and culture
  • Facilitated group reflection sessions 
  • Project-based work to deepen understanding of local health realities and support operations and objectives of the host organization/partners
  • Cultural learning/virtual immersion
  • Seminars on health topics
  • Final presentation and report to synthesize learning

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global roadmap set forth by the United Nations General Assembly to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure the well-being of all individuals by the year 2030. This program highlights the following SDG's: