Team Uganda 2012
Background- Summer '11 Field Trip
From mid-May to Mid-July 2011, the first Team Uganda travelled to Kasese in the Western part of the country and to Papoli in eastern Uganda. Each team consisted of 4 students enrolled for their International Field Experience.
- Determine the feasibility of building multi-stakeholder partnerships for community-based health interventions.
- Conduct a formative-phase study to generate demographic/denominator data.
- Produce a detailed report for the local partners (both Uganda and Tampa Bay).
- Using USAID funding guidelines, design several community-directed interventions for possible deployment to provide as templates for the local partners.
- Local Implementing Partner: PACODEF.
- Tampa Bay Partner: Village Partners Int'l of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.
- Local implementing partner: Bishop Masereka Christian Hospital.
- Tampa Bay Partner: St. John's Episcopal Church.
- Malaria was considered one of the top health priorities by each group of communities on both sides of Uganda.
- Collect baseline data for a community-directed intervention to control malaria.
- Conduct a rapid ethnography of indigenous knowledge on mosquitoes and malaria.
- Collect mosquitoes ssp. and identify breeding sites.
- Collaborate with communities to design a grassroots-generated CDI design for malaria control, prevention & treatment.
For More Information
- Regarding the International Field Experience (IFE) and the IFE scholarship, please contact the IFE office.
- For other scholarship information contact the Int’l Programs office - (e.g. COPH Global Enrichment Scholarship, African Initiatives Scholarships).
- For info on the programmatic focus, goals and field activities for Summer '14 and to sign up for a mandatory pre-trip briefing session, contact Ran Nisbett.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO REGISTER FOR IFE DURING SUMMER '14, PLEASE CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY.