This eight week research opportunity available for one or two students is in collaboration with the Republic of Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services and the University of Namibia School of Medicine in Windhoek, Namibia. During the eight weeks of this program, students stay in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
Students will work with the Department of Special Programmes for HIV and TB and Malaria within the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The direct on-site advisor will be the senior Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Officer. Tufts faculty lead, Dr. Steven Y. Hong, will provide close supervision in all aspects of the project.
This opportunity is well suited for the MD/MPH public health field experience, the MPH ALE, or MD students interested in a research opportunity (there is no clinical component). Students will develop a public health/research project which will expand their public health and research implementation knowledge. This project will be designed and implemented with the support of Dr. Hong. This project will be focused on HIV/AIDS and optimization of public health delivery of antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings.
Steven Y. Hong, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Community Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine