Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Individuals, community resilience

Under the Mango Tree

By Zachary Gately, MPH - Work. Sleep. Wait. Talk. Wait. Attempt Internet. Wait. Read. Swat flies. Sleep. Work. Wait. Repeat in any order you want. This has been my life these last few weeks. Lots of waiting, lots of working, and lots of attempting to use the Internet. Anything mobile works great with my tablet and phone but any research or downloading papers takes forever. I would say its like pulling teeth, but that’s not too hard (at least with enough anesthetic). Imagine with me: take dial up from 1998.

Global Health, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals, Whole Systems, community resilience

Got Public Health?

Sam Soret, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, LLUSPH - 

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

The Little Things in Chad

By Zachary Gately, MPH - Entering week six is forcing myself to come to terms with my new life. It's not much different than than any life you live. I work too much, sleep too little, talk to my loved ones less than I should, and do not exercise enough. I may not have running water like you do and you probably don't eat lunch under a mango tree on the regular. Regardless, life goes on and so does the daily grind. I cannot tell a lie, it's no cake walk here.

Global Health, Health Education, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals, Whole Systems

I Am Change

By Katie Freeland, MPH Global Health student

Global Health, ICD, Whole Communities

Community Development Project in Cavite, Philippines

by Taiwo Adesina, MPH Student - TravelGiveWorkLove Last month, my classmates and I were commissioned by the Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to assess the increasing teen pregnancy rates in identified areas of Cavite and provide recommendations for sustainable interventions. With only three weeks to spare, we spent the first completing site visits to the Department of Health, Save the Children, World Vision and other non-profits.

Global Health, MPH, Whole Individuals

Why I Chose Public Health

By Katie Freeland, MPH Global Health student As an individual who has been raised in a privileged setting of private schools my entire life, I’ve had the opportunity to live in comfort. My parents have been able to provide for me, and I’ve never really had a lot of hardships. I realize that I am very blessed in this sense. I also realize that most of the world’s population is not as lucky as I am.