Child Family Health International (CFHI): Public Health & Community Medicine in India

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For various reasons, mostly of political economy, public funds for health services in India have focused largely on medical services. This is reflected in a virtual absence of modern public health regulations and of systematic plan... read more

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For
various reasons, mostly of political economy, public funds for health
services in India have focused largely on medical services. This is reflected
in a virtual absence of modern public health regulations and of systematic
planning and delivery of public health services. In this program,
participants will witness the challenges of health care delivery in
developing economies, with special emphasis on the spread of AIDS in India,
tuberculosis, and management of infectious diseases. Students will be exposed
to key public health challenges facing India such as immunizations,
environmental sanitation, waste management, safe drinking water practices,
and social reforms through education, training and awareness campaigns. In
addition, participants will be exposed to the role of voluntary organizations
in the delivery of health care and the importance and impact of culture in
public health. Please click here to read an article from Sulabh International
Social Service Organization about a recent rotation by CFHI students.



The Public Health and Community Medicine program is unique from other CFHI
programs: it combines service-learning opportunities in public health and
clinical settings. Unlike CFHI's traditional programs, this site will focus
more on learning about public health issues facing the region and
participating, in a limited way in the provision of healthcare at clinical
facilities. This unique program combines interactions and discussions with
the senior public health professionals with clinical work at government and
charitable hospitals, rotations in nonprofit organizations, and lectures with
senior policy makers. These experiences will complement participants'
clinical immersion in hospitals in and around Delhi. The program is spread
across rural and urban areas so participants get an overview of challenges
and strategies in both settings. Some may have the opportunity to do
rotations in Chandigar if the number of students in the program is two or
more.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Health
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
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Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
For those wanting to participate in a CFHI Global Health Education program from August-December, the application submission deadline is June 17. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 17. For participants aiming to go on a program between January-April, the application submission deadline is November 12. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 10.

Guidelines/Requirements:
CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program. Recipients of CFHI scholarships will be required to pay their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients must keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials. Recipients may also be required to write an article about their experience for CFHI newsletters or other publications. They must also be willing to report their perspective on diversity in the host country with particular focus in medical and social contexts. CFHI will ask recipients to act as Campus Representatives or Alumni Ambassadors for prospective CFHI participants, and may be asked to attend study abroad fairs in their local area.

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