Team-Based IFEs > Uganda

Contacts:

Jesse Casanova, MS
International Field Experience Administrator
(813) 974-4247
jcasanov@health.usf.edu

Michelle Hodge, MPH
Field Experience Administrator
(813) 974-6665
mhodge1@health.usf.edu

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.

 

Objectives

  • 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.

Team Papoli

  • Local Implementing Partner: PACODEF.
  • Tampa Bay Partner: Village Partners Int'l of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.

Team Papoli

 

Team Kasese

  • Local implementing partner: Bishop Masereka Christian Hospital.
  • Tampa Bay Partner: St. John's Episcopal Church.

Team Kasese

Future Plans

  • 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.