Programs : Brochure
- Locations: San Francisco de Yojoa, Honduras
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Introduction to global health concepts with application to designated study abroad site (course description). Students and faculty will visit the on-site nutrition center where families (mothers and children) with stable malnourished children receive restorative care and education, the team will also prepare supplies for brigades at this site. The team will travel to remote villages (4) and set up health brigades offering primary care, dental care, screenings (anemia and hypertension), deworming medications, nutritional support and other services. While at a village the team will pour a cement floor (1-2/village) in a community home. The team will also visit a maternity hospital and provide newborn packs to new mothers.
Students and faculty will travel to San Francisco de Yoga, Honduras to Mama Project (mamaproject.org) site. Mama Project staff accompany group during entire stay; to and from airport (San Pedro Sula, Honduras), medical brigades, visit to maternity hospital and local tourist destinations. Student and faculty will stay at Mama Project hacienda for duration of trip, building and grounds are secured in a gated compound, purified water is provided, meals are prepared by Mama Project staff, students and faculty can assist with meal preparation and clean up. Mama Project staff visit local communities to determine appropriateness for medical brigade. Medical brigades are arranged by Mama Project staff with local community leaders and educators. Students and faculty attend a pre-travel orientation, trip information is provided in addition to information regarding cultural customs, safety, food and water security, advice regarding current CDC guidelines for immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, and management of gastro-intestinal illnesses.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader, Marianne Adam.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring- Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/03/2018||03/10/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Marianne Adam by emailing email@example.com if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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