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Uganda Global Health

Dates: 2–30 July 2022
Application Deadline: 1 December 2021

In partnership with Child and Family Health International (CFHI), students can select a global health internship experience in Kabale, Uganda. With CFHI’s local partner (KIHEFO), students rotate through the main general clinic and the newly built Maternal and Child Hospital, where they learn from physicians, nurses, medical officers, lab, and ultrasound technicians.

At the HIV/AIDS clinic, interns sit in on counseling sessions, shadow health workers who conduct testing, and learn how to reduce rates of mother-to-child transmission. A unique opportunity of this program is to accompany local teams in outreach to a rural village to provide health and dental services to communities. Other possibilities include rotating at a nutrition center that treats and prevents maternal and child malnutrition, visiting traditional birth attendants and healers, engage with mobile community outreach clinics, and learning about local communities’ public health and development services. Students learn about KIHEFO’s groundbreaking, integrated approach to addressing and improving maternal and child health. Due to insufficient government infrastructure and funding, KIHEFO has taken the lead in southwestern Uganda in providing access to healthcare services, especially in remote regions.

You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org and www.cfhi.org.

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Courses

Students in the program are required to take a minimum of 6 credits (Spring or Summer Term) from this list of courses:

HLTH 496R
IAS 399
LFSCI 199
HLTH 403
HLTH 481
HLTH 492
HLTH 491R

Graduate credit for MPH fieldwork is available.

Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380 Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.
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Cost

$3,700-4,200

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition for six credits Summer Term, international health insurance coverage, airport pickup, housing, 3 meals a day, transportation to program activities, orientation, placement and coordination of clinical/public health activities, and on-site coordination and support.

Does not include international airfare, passport, visa(s), immunizations, personal expenses, some meals, cell phones/international data, or personal excursions.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/student/scholarships).
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Preparation

An international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour) is required to be taken winter semester.

All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
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Housing

In Uganda, housing is in apartments maintained by CFHI’s partner (KIHEFO).
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Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB | (801) 422-6293 | travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Applications will remain open until program is filled. If spots remain open, the final deadline is anticipated to be 1 February 2022.

Complete the online application at https://isp.byu.edu/. The application requires a $35 fee. Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete. Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. After acceptance by BYU, students must complete the CFHI application, be accepted by CFHI, and complete CFHI pre-departure requirements.

Priority Deadline: 1 December 2021

Final Deadline: 1 February 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Randy M Page, Director of the Global Health Internship Program and Professor of Public Health is the faculty director for the program.
2030 LSB | randy_page@byu.edu

Tana Page, Adjunct Faculty in the Department Public Health, will be the Assistant Director.
2148 LSB | tana_page@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.