Child Family Health International (CFHI): Urban and Rural Comparative Health, Ecuador

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  • Location(s): Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

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more about the urban & rural healthcare systems of Ecuador through
clinical rotation. This will highlight the differences of healthcare services
in the two regions. Students will spend the first portion of the program in
Quito wherein they will take medical and conversational Spanish classes and
be immersed in the rich culture of the city. They will also have the chance
to rotate through a variety of clinics in Quito under the supervision of
local doctors. Please see the description of Andean Health in Quito for more
information about this first stage of the program.



In the second stage of the program, students will travel to Chone, a rural
town in the Manabi province of Ecuador. Students will work at the Hospital
Napoleon Davila Cordova for two full weeks, where they will observe and
assist (to a limited degree) doctors with primary health care, sometimes
complicated by tropical diseases such as malaria, chagas, leishmaniasis, and
dengue. Common adult diseases in this area include: congestive heart failure,
diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Common childhood diseases include: acute
respiratory infection, malnutrition, acute diarrheal disease, and parasites.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health and Fitness
  • 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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