Monthly Archives: May 2016

Practicum reflection

I was just eve’s dropping on the conversation one of the scholars (researchers) here at the organization where I am doing my MPH practicum was having “In a PhD program, in today’s market, if you don’t have any publications, your … Continue reading

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Talking about the people’s health in a way the people understand

My friend and former classmate Blake Hendrikson sent me a link to an outbreak of Mumps at a University in the heart of the American midwest. Blake was the one who helped craft my application letter for the International AIDS … Continue reading

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15th May

The practicum journal entry of today is timely. I feel, more than ever, that I need to put things down. In the past two weeks or so, I have had to learn about trusting oneself. Since I am a novice … Continue reading

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1000 days after birth #MCH

In SA Western Cape, there is a study of MCH 1000 days after delivery, to see help HIV+ women stay on their therapy

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4 MAY

Today is the first time I think, during this whole practicum experience, that I found my voice. I found it in the email I sent to the post-doc who did the analysis for our TB paper. I specifically asked her … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I can say with gratitude that I am graduate student in public health, here at the University of Cape Town. Rankings aside, this University is ranked 48th in terms of health, this is a damn good place to be (and … Continue reading

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