Malawi Project

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Global Health student summer program in Malawi: A new model for interprofessional training and sustainability

In 2010, the Center for Global Education Initiatives developed an annual interprofessional student summer program in Malawi that was sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Global Health Interprofessional Council and led by Dr. Miriam Laufer (SOM), Virginia Rowthorn (CGEI), and Dr. Jody Olsen (formerly SSW) from 2010 to 2013. Students were chosen from each professional school to participate in this unique six-week experience, which not only cultivated closer collaboration among the students and faculty but also built and strengthened linnks with Malawian organizations. The descriptions are below. This innovative project has led to UMB faculty scholarship on interprofessional global health and to ongoing collaborations particularly with the University of Malawi School of Law and the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.

Past Malawi Projects