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5 July 2012
Hey everyone,

Coincidental to this crowd-sourcing project, I begin an MD/MPH program next month. I very much appreciate the opportunity afforded by participation in this program, in that, having come into it as a "health-care-news-junkie-with-a-molecular-biology-education-and-close-friends-from-Nigeria-and-Sudan" perspective, it has really helped broaden my perspective regarding current trends and issues in public health in developing nations.

I need to start thinking of my practicum, and so I ask you all ...

If your time and funding were limited to one project (of all those that we've discussed) which would you consider the most critical, in terms of saving lives, improving quality of life, and having a long-term positive impact ... which would you consider most pressing?

Thanks again for the great discussions.
 
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16 December 2012
Thanks for the question. It helps to really distill one's thought processes. The single most important issue for me would be basic hygiene and nutrition. So focussing on access to clean water, a balanced diet and building awareness of all the surrounding issues concerning hygiene and nutrition. 
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6 January 2013
I am new here, so I don't know what "all those [projects] that we've discussed" are, but the most important to me is education regarding healthy living. And I don't mean brochures or preaching to people what they should do. I mean getting to know the people first, and then figuring out what shape your project could take. In my totally non-expert opinion, if you know you want to work with a particular population, it is probably best to get to know that population and "ask" those particular people what they need/want to learn about. 
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  • Replied by Neethi Rao on Sunday, December 16 2012, 08:16 PM · Hide · #1
    Thanks for the question. It helps to really distill one's thought processes. The single most important issue for me would be basic hygiene and nutrition. So focussing on access to clean water, a balanced diet and building awareness of all the surrounding issues concerning hygiene and nutrition.
  • Replied by Maria Cimpean on Sunday, January 06 2013, 08:05 AM · Hide · #2
    I am new here, so I don't know what "all those [projects] that we've discussed" are, but the most important to me is education regarding healthy living. And I don't mean brochures or preaching to people what they should do. I mean getting to know the people first, and then figuring out what shape your project could take. In my totally non-expert opinion, if you know you want to work with a particular population, it is probably best to get to know that population and "ask" those particular people what they need/want to learn about.
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