Lonnie Hackett.

Healthy Kids: Brighter Future - Zambia

Project Description

Thomas A. McKinley ’06 and Hannah Weil McKinley Summer Fellowship Recipient

“The most meaningful aspect of the summer was the understanding that I was instrumental in providing healthcare to children who otherwise would have had to go without.”

I organized health screenings at seven different low-income community schools. In order to do this, I assembled a staff of sixteen Zambian medical personnel. The staff included two doctors, six nurses, three Zambian medical students, three registrars, and two lab technicians. The staff was instrumental to the running of the health screenings, as without them we would not have been able to treat or provide medication to the students at the schools.

I also created a health promotion team to assist in running the teacher workshops for the program. The team consisted of an environmental public health officer, a health clinic administrator, and a clinical officer. I worked with the staff to create a health education curriculum to be used to empower Zambian teachers to run health education lessons at their school

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2013
  • Tags 2013, Africa, Business, Healthcare, Junior, McKinley, Social Service
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