Community and Public Health
Community and Public Health in Ecuador
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Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
This program explores public health issues in Ecuador. The program travels to communities in rural and urban Ecuador in the Andean region, in the Amazon region and in cities such as Quito, Manta, and Banos. You will visit public and private hospitals, talk to local health officials, learn about natural healing in the rainforest, and be involved with a needs assessment or collecting data.
Participants will learn to describe major public health issues (tropical, infectious, and chronic) in rural and urban Ecuador. They will learn about the structure of the Ecuadorian public and private health systems. Students will also be able to articulate appropriate intervention responses to various health needs and may assist with data collection, intervention development, and or/evaluation.
Excursions and activities:
Students will engage in sightseeing in Quito, stay with a family in the Amazon, hike to a waterfall, go shopping at the Indigenous market in Otavalo, stop at the equator, and spend a day at the beach.
Hlth 4930 - 4 credit independent study
Hlth 6930 - 4 credit indepent study
The program dates for 2018 are Friday, May 18 to Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Students book their own airfare to Quito, where they are transferred to a hosteria. The following is a quick overview of activities:
-4 nights in Quito
-2 nights in Tena
-1 night in Machacuyacu
-1 night in Banos
-4 nights in BAhia
-2 nights in Mindo
-1 night in Otavalo
OU-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine STUDENTS can apply to
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OU Students can apply to the Office of Global Opportunities Funding Awards
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Tania B. Basta, Ph.D., MPH, CHES Office of Global Health Programs
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