Thursday, February 12, 2009
Yola, Nigeria: Primary Health Care Project and AUN Study Abroad
Now that I've outed my job to you let me take it a step further and tell you about another fantastic project with the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation's Mission for Primary Health in Yola. Dr. Kar (husband to the Dr. Kar, opthamologist extraordinaire, who I have already raved about a few days ago here), runs a program which I described briefly here, dealing with reducing maternal and infant deaths in Adamawa State. Mission for Primary Health has set up a system in which 20 clinics function in the area to deal with emergencies AND health information, all for little or no financial cost to the patients. Look how happy these mothers and their babies (and primary health care attendants, as documented in the second photo) are!
I am proud to say that AU Abroad at American University has decided to offer their students the chance to study abroad at the American University of Nigeria, with a particular focus on internships in Yola. Mission for Primary Health, Mission for Vision, and Karatu (who I have blogged about here) have all agreed host these internships for the study abroad students and AUN students this summer. If you're interested in this opportunity, check out what the AU Abroad program/AUN in Yola, Nigeria is offering...