Every summer Dalhousie medical, nursing and pharmacy students participate in the Global Health Office Summer Programs. These programs are offered through our partners in Tanzania and the Gambia and allow Dalhousie students to practice health care delivery in diverse settings. In July 2013 Dalhousie student, Samantha Romkey participated in the Global Health Office Summer Program in the Gambia. This program allows Dalhousie Nursing and Medical students the opportunities to immerse themsleves in a peer to peer learning model with the Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA). Samantha was one of 4 Dalhousie students who lead education sessions as part of the Healthy Water, Healthy People program to children aged 14-21. We invite you to read Samantha’s blog about her experiences.
For more information about these and other programs please visit the Global Health Office Summer Program in the Gambia or the Nova Scotia Gambia Association Healthy Water, Healthy People project.