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Growing up and attending school in Nairobi Kenya, I always envied people from “Bongo” which is a slang name for Tanzania. The mood and eloquence of the classical Swahili that they speak was something that appealed to me ever since I was in elementary and primary school ...

Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) remains the oldest government insurance scheme in the continent. While coverage is high for the formal sector (98%), coverage of the informal sector, over 80% of Kenya’s workforce ...

This summer I went to Peru with my research group to conduct my 10-week field research on the influence of family income and food prices on obesity rates in Peru. We went to 11 communities to do household questionnaire interviews and food market price surveys ...

During my field research trip this summer, our group also visited another small town named La Pampa, one of Prof. William Pan’s research sites. Prof. Pan has established a research network there ...

Can cell phones serve as a tool for improving Health? This broad question is one of the questions I hope to answer during my research. Ironically, my phone suddenly stopped working while I was on the field ...

Clinical settings are not well known for their welcoming and warm environment. Furthermore, the hospital setting can be overwhelming to navigate, and it’s usually not considered the ideal work environment ...