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The University of Global Health Equity is a new institution based in Rwanda that aims to revolutionize health care delivery by training the next generation of health professionals capable of building and leading equitable health systems. Their specific attention to equity means that the most vulnerable are targeted first and no one is ever left out. The ideology of ‘health care for all’ present at UGHE has been an inspiration to me for my entire academic career and I could not have been more excited to spend my summer there.
The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health Equity promotes health in resource-limited settings
by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to support health for all.
Project: Benefits of Bison Grazing on a Native American Ranch in South Dakota
This was taken during a bison roundup. The bison needed to be moved from one end of the property to the other, which required herding on horseback. The bison are important part of the historical Native American food culture. All of the bison raised on the German ranch are raised without any antibiotics and eat only the grass produced on the ranch. The hope of this bison rancher is return the prairie to its natural state through bison grazing.
In this photo, I was walking with the daughter of one of our fieldworkers, visiting households to collect water samples that we would analyze back at the lab. This is a good representation of how UVA, University of Venda students, fieldworkers, and even their children, all worked together on this research project.
Pictured is an impoverished neighborhood just outside of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The residents of the dilapidated huts suffer terribly from the fact that their main source of water is this river, which is swarming with trash and fecal matter. The environment and their inability to change it place them at the mercy of disease and infection, as their greatest necessity, water, ranks among their greatest threats.
Photo Credit: 2016 CGH Scholar Jessica Amick - Cambodia
Photo Credit: 2014 CGH Scholar, Amanda Coen, Ghana
This photo was taken on one of our many bus trips to see different parts of Rwanda. It shows the heavily cultivated nature of Rwanda, as well as the ingenuity of the farmers in dealing with the agricultural problems of "The Land of a Thousand Hills."
2016 CGH Scholars Maha Hassan and Deega Omar - St. Kitts