Global Health Senior Julia Quon plans to go into midwifery after college and her global health interests include cultural competency, epidemiology, and HIV/AIDS. Julia interned abroad with a Child Family Health International Program focused on Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access in Uganda.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) a global family of health professionals and students working at the grassroots level. They provide community-based Global Health Education programs (internships, clinical electives, away rotations, externships) for health science students. Over 30 programs spread across 10 countries connect local health professionals with students transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing.
As part of the CFHI Uganda program, students rotate through the main general clinic, as well as the newly built Maternal and Child Hospital where they take part in rounds with physicians, nurses, medical officers, lab and ultrasound technicians. At the HIV/AIDS clinic, students have the opportunity to sit in on counseling sessions, assist health workers with testing, and learn how to reduce rates of mother to child transmission. Other opportunities include rotating at a nutrition center that treats and prevents maternal and child malnutrition, visiting traditional birth attendants and healers, and joining a local radio program that provides public health education to the community.