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Bénin Program

Current status:
Active
Date added:
Jan 10, 2019
Location:
Africa
 

Cotonou, Zinvié, Colli

Bénin
2 weeks hematology
1 week pop up clinic in rural village
1 week pediatrics
- training sessions with local staff at dispensary in slum - trainings on neonatal resuscitation and preventing/treating PPH (Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive)
- sex ed discussions at village high school
- hand hygiene activity at elementary school

Contact and administration  

Organization:
Bureau des Affairs Francophones
Main contact:

Dre Marie Hélène Chomienne

mh.chomienne@uottawa.ca

Opportunities 

Next elective:
Depends on the year. 4 weeks per year typically in late fall.
Training:
- night classes for about 6 months prior to departure
- fundraising four about 6 months prior to departure
Mentorship:
- several physicians and nurses involved who have previously done this global health experience and know what to expect.
Collaboration:
- working with ONG La Vie Nouvelle in Ladji with local staff.

Categories  

Participants  

Melissa Govindaraju

Medical Student

November-December 2018

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