Two (2) postgraduate students of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho namely, Madam Millicent Boadiwa-Yirenkyi (MSc. Applied Epidemiology), Madam Elizabeth Dzidzonu (MSc. Medical Imaging) and an undergraduate student, Madam Rosemary Ami Amegbedzi (BSc. Public Health – Health Promotion) have been successful in their applications to participate in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School, 2019, London, United Kingdom.
The 2019 ACU Summer School will be hosted by the University of Mauritius under the theme “Public Health: From a Small Island State to the Global Community. The three (3) applicants who submitted their excellent applications have been awarded full bursaries, which will cover the cost of return flights to Mauritius, tuition, accommodation and other expenses.
The programme will be led by the Mauritius subject specialists, with a focus on four (4)major components of Public Health: Education; detection, prevention and control of disease outbreak, community centered approaches, Research in Health/Medicine; Innovation in Health; e-health and big data and finally Health Economics; policies and civil society.
As part of the programme, the students will be offered the opportunity to have a first-hand experience as they will embark on visits to Mauritian hospitals and laboratories and also work together on a challenging group project. They will also share their experiences of Public Health challenges from their home countries.
The beneficiaries will also incalculably experience the mythical culture of the Indian Ocean Island