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A student-led global health education initiative: reflections on the Kenyan Village Medical Education Program

Christopher John, Heidi Asquith, Tom Wren, Stephanie Mercuri, Sian Brownlow
  • Christopher John
    Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia | cjohn@muhi.org.au
  • Heidi Asquith
    Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia
  • Tom Wren
    Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia
  • Stephanie Mercuri
    Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Sian Brownlow
    Melbourne University Health Initiative, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Australia

Abstract

The Kenyan Village Medical Education Program is a student-led global health initiative that seeks to improve health outcomes in rural Kenya through culturally appropriate health education. The month-long program, which is organised by the Melbourne University Health Initiative (Australia), is conducted each January in southern rural Kenya.

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Student; Kenya; community health; cultural sensitivity; preventive healthcare; global health education

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