In a remote area of the Dominican Republic with significant child malnutrition, global health students have created visual guides to locally available foods that provide important nutrients. (Photo by Joanna Tess)
Participating in activities of daily living is an important part of most global health field courses. Here, students in the Dominican Republic learn about common local foods while helping to shell beans. (Photo by Joanna Tess)
As an undergraduate global health student, EMT, and certified CPR instructor, Jordan Wackett (front, right) created a project teaching CPR in El Salvador. Jordan is now a medical student in UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health.
Kenyan primary schoolers enjoy a bubble break with UW students. (Photo by Eric Bobel)
UW students on a field course in Sierra Leone were paired with students at Freetown’s Fourah Bay College. Here, the combined group discusses low-cost methods for prevention of waterborne disease. (Photo by Kayla Van Cleave)
UW students and members of a joint UW-Sierra Leone NGO called Project 1808 work together to test pre- and post-filtration water samples from sites around Freetown and Kabala. (Photo by Casey Kalman)
Led by a Ugandan physician, UW global health students serve as dummies in a first aid demonstration for teachers. Because the teachers at this training work in areas where there are no ambulances or clinics, the knowledge they receive is potentially critical for saving the lives of their students. (Photo by Kaitlin Wollak)
Students on a global health field course visited this open-air market in Kampala, Uganda, to learn about the Market Vendors AIDS Project, or MAVAP. MAVAP uses the relationships that exist between vendors and customers to connect otherwise isolated people with HIV-related education, treatment, and condoms. (Photo by Kaitlin Wollak)
Shown here with their driver and in-country logistics coordinator Ron, UW students working on a mobile health clinic project in Uganda also spend some time as tourists. Their no-nonsense itinerary includes “Visit the equator,” and “Visit the source of the Nile.” (Photo by Kaitlin Wollak)
Grinding coffee in Ethiopia.
A UW global health student looks out over endless hills while visiting a rural health clinic in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. Geographic isolation is one of the main barriers to improving health of the region’s population. (Photo by Katherine Csizmadia)
UW global health students in the Dominican Republic accompany local residents to a stream commonly used as a water source. In response to the pathogens in many local water sources, the group developed a Spanish-language poster describing a simple water treatment method involving bleach. (Photo by Joanna Tess)