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WASH GFE Descriptions

Global Field Experiences (GFE) allow students to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained through their first year at the Rollins School of Public Health in real world settings around the globe. Students typically undertake international work during the summer between years one and two of their degree program.

Each year, the Center for Global Safe WASH presents students with dozens of opportunities to complete their GFE on a WASH-related topic. Working with our CGSW Core Faculty and external partner organizations, students identify and develop applied or research-related projects that are allow students to gain invaluable practical experience while making important and tangible contributions to their host organizations success.  Also, many students use the data they collect to complete their thesis or capstone.

For a summary of current (Summer 2018) WASH-related GFEs click here

For more information about the Rollins GFE Program, please click here:

Here are a few examples of the important work that our students complete during their WASH GFEs:

Amber Lauff, Summer 2016
Suva, Fiji
CGSW Faculty:  Dr. Matthew Freeman, Environmental Health
Menstrual Hygiene Management in Fiji: Establishing an evidence base to address WASH challenges for girls in school

Shanon Smith, Summer 2016
El Alto, Bolivia
CGSW Faculty: Dr. Juan Leon, Hubert Department of GLobal Health
Rotavirus Shedding Prevalence Among Infants in Bolivia Based on Nutritional Status

Raghuraj Kasturi, Summer 2016
Kapilavastu, Nepal
CGSW Faculty:  Dr. Matthew Freeman, Environmental Health
An assessment of Save the Children’s menstrual hygiene management training program for focal teachers

Conner Wingerter, Summer 2016
Congo Democratic Republic Of (was Zaire)
CGSW Affiliated Faculty: Dr. Robert Brieman, Hubert Department of Global Health
Water Quality Testing Workshop and Kit Distribution

Forest Altherr, Summer 2016
Piura, Peru
CGSW Faculty: Dr. Karen Levy, Environmental Health
Inventigation fo the Community Composition fo the Gut Microbiome in Piura, Peru

Jessica Albinett, Summer 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh
CGSW Faculty: Dr. Tom Clasen, Evironmental Health
Adaptive Capacity to Urban Flooding and WASH Practices in Dhaka City Slums

For more examples of WASH GFE’s, click here  and enter “water”, “sanitation”, or “hygiene” in the search box.

For information on hosting an Emory student for a global field experience, please click here.

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