As members of Leadership Initiatives' [LI] International Internship Program, Emily, Mikaela, Venkata Naga, and Vijaya Lakshmi have been working with LI to research and learn about public health crises in Bauchi State, Nigeria. To transform lives, the team & LI are working to create a public health campaign and community workshop to raise awareness and educate the people of Bauchi on these various public health issues.
Nigeria has multiple pressing public health issues, even on top of the global pandemic. Unfortunately, resources for training, hospital-run programs, and education regarding these issues are severely underfunded in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Our team is partnered with the Nagari Medical Clinic & Maternity Ward in Bauchi throughout our school year to assist and support medical training, public health programs, and the production of educational resources for others in the community as well.
Our team has the opportunity to partner with doctors from the Nagari Medical Clinic & Maternity Ward to create a public health campaign for one of the major public health issues in Bauchi. Through our public health campaign, we will be able to connect the Bauchi community with pre-established public health programs and assist with funding to help these programs get off the ground.
By increasing access to education and information regarding public health issues, people in Bauchi will be at less risk for further health crises and can better work towards prevention methods. Additionally, the creation of health programs through their partnered hospital will allow more people in the community to have access to health care.