Community Health Internship at New Ashongman Community Hospital in Accra, Ghana

The New Ashongman Community Hospital provides basic health care services, focusing primarily on malaria cases, childhood diseases (e.g., pneumonia, pertussis, measles, dysentery), and maternal health. It has a maternity ward and offers a diabetes/hypertension clinic twice a week. Its nurses engage in community education on childhood immunizations, family planning, HIV prevention and prevention of chronic diseases.

Research, Health Education and Community Health in Kampala, Uganda

The Makerere University - Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration was founded by clinical researchers interested in finding ways to prevent HIV infection in children and dedicated to improving the health of women, children, and families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The collaboration started by scientists and clinicians from the US and Uganda has flourished dramatically into a diverse community of talented clinical investigators, scientific researchers and participants.

Community Health & Development Internship with The AIDS Support Organization in Kampala, Uganda

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) is the oldest AIDS support organization in Uganda. From a small support group, TASO has since evolved into a non-governmental organization with eleven service centers covering most parts of Uganda. Sewanee students will work in the Mulago office (in Kampala) and assist in some of these activities. These could include community education efforts, helping to document TASO care program activities, report writing, and attending community meetings.

Medical Education Internship at Carter Center in Kampala, Uganda

The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to fight for the eradication of preventable diseases. Sewanee interns will work in the area of disease education and control on Carter Center projects that focus on the diseases of onchocerciasis (river blindness) and trachoma.

Zanmi Lastante Medical Internship in Mirebalais, Haiti

Following the success of the Haiti Institute in Sewanee and research started by pre-medical student Duncan Pearce, C'17 we are establishing a new medical research internship. Sewanee Medical Interns will survey health outcomes and monitor and gain valuable information about the health needs in Haitian communities.