Please note this program is an unpaid global health education program. There is a program fee required to participate. This program fee pays for on-site services such a lodging, language classes (if relevant), 24/7 emergency support, coordination of rotations and/or placements, and on-site staff. CFHI is a nonprofit organization committed to fair-trade partnerships around the world. Please use the following code “HandshakeCFHI” in order to have the application fee waived when applying for a program on the CFHI website.
With improvements in living standards, better immunization, nutrition and sanitation, and fewer deaths due to diarrheal diseases, more children are surviving if they make it past the first month of life. However, there has been little improvement in neonatal survival, an issue which is closely linked to maternal health and survival. The Maternal and Child Health program with CFHI is designed to look into these issues through the clinical and preventive care centers in the city of Pune, India.
Participants will have the chance to work with a variety of private and public clinical sites including larger hospitals and smaller clinics. See first-hand how the healthcare system in India that caters to the needs of women and children. They will experience antenatal care, intranatal care and postnatal care facilities and will learn about newborn care, immunization schedules and pediatric care up to age five. Participants can also rotate in family planning clinics, and will have the opportunity to work in clinics that manage sexually transmitted infections and disease.
Become immersed in vibrant Indian culture by living and interacting with locals in Pune. Located in the Sahayadri Hills, a few hours inland from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, Pune is a fascinating, lively city. This renowned cultural and educational center boasts a live energy and nice year round climate.