Essay about Interview With NGO Manager

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The following interview conducted was with Maria Geis, a Quality Assurance fellow of “Reach out Mbuya” a grassroots NGO situated in the capital of Uganda, in Kampala. Maria became a part of Reach Out Mbuya, as a post from her fellowship from Global Health Corps (GHC).

Global Health Corps in liaison with Yale University Department of Global Health, serves as yearlong fellowship for young professionals of diverse backgrounds to serve on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at already existing health organizations and government agencies. In particular, fellows are currently working in east African countries that have been plagued with a variety of mass healthcare inequality such as in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi and
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The following transcript entails the interview discussion:
Can you tell me a little bit about your background, in Public Health?
Yes, I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the university of Georgia and two master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work with a focus in Global health from Washington University in St. Louis.

From St. Louis, to Africa, how did you end up there?
Well throughout graduate school I worked as a research assistant to a cancer epidemiologist, contributing to the creation and management of an international web-based rare disease registry. I’ve also worked with World Vision’s Health & HIV team in Washington, DC as well as the Himalayan Family Health Care Project in in St. Louis. In terms of my transition to Africa, I was able to collaborate with a network of churches and professionals to design an evaluation platform for a school feeding program in Congo, and traveled to Kinshasa to implement the assessment.

And currently you are doing….?
Currently, I received a one year fellowship with Global Health Corps, a global health non-profit organization in Liasion with Yale university that works to advocate health equity globally. I currently have been posted in Kampala, Uganda to work at Reach Out Mbuya. Now I work in

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