Rabia Bana: The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Global Health – Experiences from Botswana

Rabia Bana: The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Global Health – Experiences from BotswanaMember of Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)
Member of Alberta Public Health Association (APHA)
MPH Candidate (Global Health), University of Alberta, Edmonton

Botswana has been heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thus, HIV prevention and treatment have been built into national development policies. I travelled to Botswana to complete my practicum as a Master of Public Health student by working on HIV prevention and sexual/reproductivehealth education programs with Holy Cross Hospice (HCH), a local non-governmental organization. I quickly learned the importance of cross-cultural training in global health work.

Page 19-20 (PDF) UBC Medical Journal 15 March 2011
http://www.ubcmj.com/pdf/ubcmj_2_2_2011_19-20.pdf
http://www.ubcmj.com/current.php

Author: ismailimail

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