Beyond the Numbers with Student Director of They Go To Die Film
An inspiring endeavor that will undoubtedly change the face of epidemiological research is being completed by a student. Jonathan Smith is an epidemiology student at Yale University who recently completed his thesis research on the HIV/TB epidemic in South Africa. He not only collected quantitative research, but also took the time to learn and understand the community. He is putting his work into a documentary film, but needs more support in order to make it a reality. The stories that he has to share are deeply moving and have the potential to make a big impact beyond the communities where he completed his research.
Support the film’s production on KickStarter >> http://kck.st/ocZ5rn
Read the updates from Young People in the Field as they tackle global health problems with partner organizations across the continent.
Yvette Efevbera is currently working with Community Health Workers at in Malawi as a Global Health Corps Fellow. Yvette is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and is committed to improving global health and cultural competency in policy and programming worldwide, especially in youth empowerment and the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Britt Larson is a Peace Corps Volunteer working for The Hunger Project in Kashongi town, Kiruhura District! This is just north of Mbarara, a major city of 100,000+ people, about 5 hours southwest of Kampala. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she pursued a dual degree in Animal Science and Zoology with a Specialization in International Development. As a Community Health volunteer, she will be involved in health education and outreach events in the community.
Here is an update from our Partner Project in Uganda, the St. Ambrose Health Centre in Western Uganda.
Receive my cordial greetings today.
My correspondence and updates about our clinic have not been so regular for various factors but mostly to do with inability to access the internet connections here anytime I want.
Today I am happy to send you some pictures as an update about our clinic and community. The medical staff is steadily growing and doing a good job. I am happy we can save lots of lives.
Graphs and statistics can only tell us one side of a story. People dedicate their lives to helping others because of much more than numbers. SCOUT BANANA hopes to put a human face on the numbers, while supporting leaders in their communities.
Meet the people we serve, hear their stories. Become inspired by community leaders in Africa, SCOUT BANANA members and fellow activists who are making a difference for health in Africa.