14 Results Are Tagged With "Health and Medicine"

Department of State and Alumni - Working to Improve the World’s Health

Thirty American exchange alumni met at “The New Frontiers of Global Health” seminar to share innovative and community-centered projects they piloted as well as best practices and new findings in the field of public health.

MWF Alumnus Promotes Fair Elections and HIV/AIDS Funding through Hip-Hop

Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) alumnus, Brian “B-Flow” Bwembya, is a Zambian hip-hop phenomenon, promoting peaceful elections and increased HIV/AIDS funding.

Increasing Access to Emergency Services in Sri Lanka

Since returning to Sri Lanka after his Fulbright program, Chamara has become an active alumni member who leads by example and continues to volunteer his time, knowledge, and resources to communities, NGOs, and government institutions that are in need of his expertise on emergency medical techniques and disaster management.

Venezuelan Alumnus Develops App to Promote HIV Awareness and Prevention

Inspired by his International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) volunteering experiences while in the United States, Jhonatan José Rodríguez Parra applied the knowledge and insight he gained to implement new strategies for HIV education and prevention through his organization “Stop VIH” (Spanish acronym for HIV).

Hungarian Alumnus Conducts Life-Saving Cancer Research

Since his exchange experience, Dr. Szasz utilized the knowledge and skills he gained to re-train all medical students working on breast cancer research in tissue and sample collection procedures to make the process more effective and less painful for patients.

There’s Always Hope

Iraqi Youth Leaders Exchange Program alumnus Dr. Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry chose to become an emergency room physician and work for peace since his time spent as a patient after a violent attack when he was 17.

Creating Affordable 3D Prosthetics in Argentina

National Youth Science Camp alumnus Gino Tubaro helps people with disabilities through his innovative work with 3D-printed prosthetics, works on labor initiatives for workers with disabilities in his home country Argentina, and volunteers with youth STEM camps.

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Join Hands to Drive Ebola Out

2010 Hubert H. Humphrey alumnus Joe Bangura uses his status as a national radio personality to provide information and motivation to his wide audience in Sierra Leone to fight against the spread of Ebola. Joe's business and leadership experience combined with his entrepreneurial spirit also drives micro-finance ventures for several small- and medium-sized companies in his home country.

Bringing Healthcare Information Technology to the 21st Century

YALI 2012 alum Arthur Zang made his mark with his Cardio Pad invention and now plans to expand his operation and relocate production to his home country Cameroon to benefit the local economy.

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