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  1. 1. Fulfilling a Vision: Working for Healthcare in the Developing World <ul><li>Jessica Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>University of Louisville Brown Fellows Class of 2013 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Chiang Mai, Thailand <ul><li>May 5-June 18 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals <ul><li>-Immersion in a more exotic culture to become more aware of differences in the world </li></ul><ul><li>-Hands on experience in the medical field </li></ul><ul><li>-Appreciation of how healthcare best works in the developing world </li></ul>
  4. 4. ProWorld Thailand <ul><li>An international intern experience providing the chance to learn as well as the opportunity to contribute to the needs of Thai society. The program is enhanced with cultural experiences like cooking classes as well as chances to travel throughout the country and experience activities like trekking and rafting. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nong Haan Primary Care Unit <ul><li>First level of the three-tiered Thai health system </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive Care </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing medicine to the patients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The difference in Thai and American patients </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Experience in a New Culture
  7. 8. Cairo, Egypt
  8. 9. Abuja, Nigeria <ul><li>June 20-July4 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Goals <ul><li>-To develop an idea of the country’s needs and how I can best design a Leadership Project to make a significant contribution </li></ul><ul><li>-To make connections necessary to the Project </li></ul><ul><li>-To contribute some way this summer </li></ul>
  10. 11. Teachers Without Borders Nigeria <ul><li>An international, nonprofit initiative providing resources to both students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Offering international perspectives through volunteer teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Training teachers with the most advanced techniques available </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the importance of education for all </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>-Anglican Girls’ Grammar School and Learning Springs Primary </li></ul><ul><li>-Certificate of Teaching Mastery Courses </li></ul>
  12. 13. Millennium Development Ambassadors <ul><li>The Mission of the Millennium Development Ambassadors is to inspire, empower, connect and celebrate local leaders to commit to facilitate the realization of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight earth saving measures intended to be reached by 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>To achieve these goals, the Millennium Development Ambassadors will work on a personal level in their families, schools and communities to foster a growing network of leaders that can contribute to the positive change of the society. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>-Literacy Event </li></ul><ul><li>-Microcredit Initiative in Niger State </li></ul><ul><li>-Radio Segment for Global Educators for All Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>-Development of MDA Handbook, leading to development of Millennium Development Volunteers </li></ul>
  14. 15. Fulfilling the Vision <ul><li>-A return next summer, utilizing the resources available through the Millennium Development Ambassadors and Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>-Work outside the city </li></ul><ul><li>-An approach to healthcare modeled after the Lay Health Workers Approach </li></ul>
  15. 16. Words can’t express the gratitude I have for <ul><li>The JG Brown Foundation for the opportunity to do anything, </li></ul><ul><li>The UofL Brown Fellows Family and my own family and friends for their support, </li></ul><ul><li>and all the amazing people I came across this summer that gave me countless things all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Without them none of this would be possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>