A student-led global health education initiative: reflections on the Kenyan Village Medical Education Program

  • Christopher John | cjohn@muhi.org.au Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia.
  • Heidi Asquith Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia.
  • Tom Wren Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia.
  • Stephanie Mercuri Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
  • Sian Brownlow Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia.

Abstract

The Kenyan Village Medical Education Program is a student-led global health initiative that seeks to improve health outcomes in rural Kenya through culturally appropriate health education. The month-long program, which is organised by the Melbourne University Health Initiative (Australia), is conducted each January in southern rural Kenya.

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Published
2016-04-26
Supporting Agencies
Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron, Department of Medical Education, The University of Melbourne, Dr. Timothy Moore, Nossal Institute for Global Health
Keywords:
Student, Kenya, community health, cultural sensitivity, preventive healthcare, global health education
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How to Cite
John, C., Asquith, H., Wren, T., Mercuri, S., & Brownlow, S. (2016). A student-led global health education initiative: reflections on the Kenyan Village Medical Education Program. Journal of Public Health Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphr.2016.646