Posters Tell a Story

Mexico is a nation in transition—from low- and middle-income to middle- and high-income. As U-M SPH alumnus and former Mexican minister of health Julio Frenk said recently, “Mexico, like a lot of middle-income countries, has been experiencing the most intense health transition in human history.” In many ways, Mexico is emblematic of what’s known as…

Webare Munonga

webare (way-bah-ray) munonga (moo-no-nga): thank you very much I haven’t learned very much Runyankore in my 8 weeks here. It’s a difficult language (or at least that’s the excuse I’m giving myself) and it’s been easy to rely on Joram and Alex to translate and explain what is going on when we work in the field.…

Omukazi Namagara

My work this week has been in the community, meeting women, health workers, and Village Health Team members to learn about barriers to emergency obstetric care for the residents of this small, rural corner of the country. We have been talking a lot about obstetric fistula, which is a problem estimated to affect only 2%…

An Ambiguous Adventure

Finals are finished, work is wrapping up, and tomorrow I will pack my car and move out of Ann Arbor for the summer. I have several weeks of visiting with family and friends before I leave for my summer internship. I’ll fly to Florida to see my grandma, roadtrip to Nashville with friends, drive to…