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Virtual Global & Public Health Internship- Uganda

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The Virtual Global & Public Health Internship in Uganda offers undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly, highlighting how health systems around the world deliver healthcare in a variety of diverse environments, exploring cultural interplays in urban and rural areas, and incorporating indigenous healing practices. Students learn how communities are addressing their most pressing health challenges, including chronic disease, maternal-child health, infectious disease, and reproductive health, all while gaining insights into the public health realities of the region. The internship is enriched with cross-cultural assessment and interaction tools, and with carefully planned cultural activities that allow participants to experience the rich diversity of CFHI’s global partner communities.


Students will be assigned to focus on Uganda their virtual internship, and they will benefit from comparative perspectives with interns who are focusing on healthcare systems in Ecuador, Mexico, and Bolivia. During the 8 week period, interns will research the health system of Uganda alongside that of the United States, creating a Health System Comparative Analysis on the structure, as well as do a deeper dive into a salient theme or project that aligns with the local Ugandan partner's operations and objectives. The Uganda team of interns will conduct informational interviews with in-country leaders to investigate aspects of the health system and better understand approaches that are found in literature and other official sources, in addition to supporting the ongoing work of the host partner or organization.

Program components:

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Access to and training rooted in intercultural tools 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
  • Supplemental 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

8 Weeks $1,950
Arrival Dates: 
Jun 08, 2020 

Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo- CFHI Kabale, Uganda Medical Director: The role of CFHI Medical Director is to arrange clinical and public health placements, supervise participant experiences at these sites, provide weekly lectures, and assist in medical issues experienced by participants. The CFHI Medical Director is the expert on socioeconomic determinants of health in the region and healthcare delivery strategies in low-resource settings.

Dr. Anguyo is the Founder/Executive Director of CFHI’s local partner, a Ugandan non-profit organization that prides itself on the creation of an “Activated Community." Dr. Anguyo has been practicing medicine for over twenty years in Uganda, working in government hospitals, private clinics, and through non-profit healthcare delivery. His specialty is HIV/AIDS. Dr. Anguyo grew up in Northern Uganda. As a child, his family was displaced by political violence, fleeing to Congo DRC. These early experiences were formative, and today Dr. Anguyo remains committed to developing practical solutions to improving healthcare and livelihood in Uganda. Dr. Anguyo is currently working on his Doctorate in Public Health at Bath University in the United Kingdom.

During the first 3 weeks of the program, interns will engage in seminars, workshops, and trainings to improve foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes in Global Health. For subsequent weeks, interns will focus on project-based work, collaborating closely with their intern cohort and with CFHI's partners in Uganda.

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

Uganda's national language is English, and CFHI's in-country partners speak English fluently.

  • Competency-informed readings and content 
  • Access to and training rooted in intercultural tools through CFHI partner Aperian Global
  • Virtual sessions led by CFHI Global Partners, all 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: