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GLOBAL HEALTH FIELD STUDY

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Health Field Study placements will be conducted in a distance-based and virtual format during the 2021-2022 academic year. To avoid any interruption or delayed pathways toward graduation, we have teamed up with partnering organizations to develop appropriate options for the MPH practice experience that allow students to complete the PHFS remotely to protect the health and safety of our students. The TUC Public Health Program has developed a network of placement sites with partnering organizations that provide our students a variety of placement sites from which to gain valuable field experience. Students are matched and placed in sites that provide a quality learning experience based on their public health interests, skills, experience, and expectations. The Public Health Program remains committed to maintaining our students’ safety while also supporting their continued learning and progression of their public health education and training. Our goal is to have our students return to on-site/face-to face rotations as soon as it is safe to do so. We remain in close contact with our sites and global partners. 

Global Health Track students conduct their field studies at sites in Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal and Uganda under the guidance of site preceptors and course coordinators at public health institutions, universities, ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, and United Nations agencies.

Global Health Field Study Handbook

Bolivia Field Study

The Public Health Program partners with PROCOSIthe La Paz, Bolivia-based network of private non-profit social development organizations that work in integral health and its determinants, with a focus on rights. Learn more

Cambodia Field Study

The TUC Public Health Program is a collaborating research partner of KHANA, the largest national NGO providing integrated HIV prevention, care and support services at the community level in Cambodia. Learn more.

Ethiopia Field Study

The Ethiopia field study site has been suspended due to political unrest in the country. Field study placements may resume in the 2019-2020 academic year if the situation stabilizes. 

TUC Public Health Program is a research partner of the Debre Markos University (DMU) Public Health Department. DMU is located in the town of Debre Markos, 300 kilometers northwest of Ethiopia’s capital. This field study site is research-focused. Students work on research projects that are jointly developed with TUC and Debre Markos faculty and students. TUC’s other Ethiopian field study partner is the national ETUC’s other Ethiopian field study partner is the national Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) based in Addis Ababa. Students placed at EMwA assist with the evaluation and implementation of midwifery training activities. These placements are usually only available in the summer and fall semesters. Learn more.

Nepal Field Study

The Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN), established in 2007, prides itself as a research driven nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting research in the country. With its team of energetic and highly motivated experts, CMDN is now recognized as the leading public health and wildlife research organization in the country. CMDN strives to introduce appropriate, effective and innovative solutions to address many challenges in the areas of epidemiological studies, disease surveillance, health research, environmental and biodiversity research and policy analysis. Learn more.

Uganda Field Study

The Public Health Program has recently established partnerships with two global health field study sites in East Africa for the 2017-2018 academic year: The African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS) and Action for Community Development (ACODEV) in Uganda. Learn more

Above: TUC MPH Intern, Natasha Dadour (Class of 2015) onsite in Sucre, Bolivia

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