2019 Marks 10 Years of Partnership through UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program

August 09, 2019

Chapel Hill, NC

As the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program turned ten this year, it expanded to include, for the first time, graduate students studying not only public health, but also nursing and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Last month, the three 2019 fellows graduated from the program after ten weeks of working side-by-side with global health professionals at IntraHealth International. They analyzed data on family planning in Burkina Faso, created a tool to help health officials in Namibia quickly assess the quality of nursing care at their health facilities, and conducted a literature review of sexual harassment in the health workplace.
More than 40 fellows have now completed the program. Each year, they work directly with IntraHealth’s experts, data, and programs around the world. Some of their past projects have focused on:

  • digital health
  • HIV
  • gender
  • family planning
  • health systems strengthening
  • health communications
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • respectful maternity care
  • health workforce data
  • noncommunicable diseases