After completing my first year at the Boston University School of Public Health, I am now on to new and exciting adventures, thanks in part to the Ken James Travel Fund.
From September thru December, I will be doing my practicum with Management Sciences for Health on the “Improving the Performance of Hospital Nurses” project in rural Egypt. I will be working in the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation for the project and be based in the Aswan office which is located in the South of Egypt on the Nile River.
In the summer of 2006, I received a scholarship to study Arabic at the American University of Cairo. I spent three (hot) months doing an intensive intermediate Arabic language program and seeing the country. Thanks to Dr. Jim Wolfe and Dr. Morsy Mansour, I have been able to return to Egypt and be part of this amazing project. This experience has all the components that I desire from a practicum: Arabic language, family health, women’s empowerment, quality improvement and more. Thanks for joining!