Boogie and Ben will be co-ran a special interactive panel & breakout session at this 13th Annual Northern California global health conference titled “Exploring maternal child nutrition and emergency medicine in Jimma, Ethiopia”. The conference is co-presented by the Bay Area International Health Interest Group, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford University, Touro University, Samuel Merritt University, & the University of San Francisco. The session included a few short presentations of some of our projects
and research in Ethiopia to date along with those of Regina Shuflatowski and David Lash. We then opened the floor for open discussion and questions. We are extremely pleased, humbled, and further motivated by the responses we received from the diverse audience which included some very prominent people.
In case you are interested, the course description that was organized by Dr. Alessandra Bazzano is the following:
In order to address community health needs in low resources settings, public health practitioners need to understand health issues from the ground up. Using participatory techniques to describe community perspectives and inputting that information into the design of health interventions is vital to building sustainable and appropriate community based projects. Four students will discuss their experiences of engaging in participatory research projects in Ethiopia and workshop participants will explore ways that students can meaningfully incorporate community perspectives into global health fieldwork.