This global health program takes place in Livingstone, Zambia, where the famous Victoria Falls is literally located in your backyard. There are two options for the global health program—public health or health care. The public health internship places you on the frontline of Zambia’s public healthcare system. Obtain practical experience working on key community health issues. Engage with healthcare workers, professionals, and NGOs in varied settings to acquire an inside view of current health challenges. Deliver workshops on health promotion and disease prevention topics. Learn how to collect data, interpret survey methodology, analyze health indicators, and report results within a supportive and solution-focused program. You also observe patient care provided by local staff in health clinics and provide support to these clinics (e.g., assistance in taking basic vitals); as well as making home-based health visits to patients in rural communities with local caregivers.
The health care internship allows for focus on these clinical activities, in communities where medical resources are scarce and access to healthcare is limited. This is ideal for those considering a career in health care. Take part in home-based care, clinic support, health talks and HIV education workshops as you truly make an impact for those living in traditional rural villages. You will also join in a variety of development projects that help uplift the community including After School Care, Reading Club, Adult Literacy Class, Girl Empowerment, and Life Skills workshops. This region of Africa is one of the world’s top safari destinations, so we have included a two-day safari trip to Botswana’s outstanding Chobe National Park. This program is in partnership with Kaya Responsible Travel and African Impact. You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org.