Reflections from Geneva during the 72nd World Health Assembly

2019: USC at the 72nd World Health Assembly

A group of nine USC students were ingrained alongside NCD Alliance members at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the annual course “Global Health Governance & Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva at the World Health Assembly.”

The students met with representatives from various organizations during the assembly. Read about the conversations and experiences through their blogs:

Connections at the 72nd World Health Assembly

“I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and I had the pleasure of meeting Erica Burton, RN, at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva during the Global Health Governance and Diplomacy in Practice course. Erica is the Senior Analyst, Nursing and Health Policy, with the International Council of Nurses (ICN).”

Joshua Munday

Joshua Munday is a family nurse practitioner and an MPH online student with a focus in global health leadership at USC.

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Global Health Conversations in Geneva, Switzerland: The Global Fund

“I was able to talk with Ralf Jürgens, Senior Coordinator for Human Rights at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria about how he got involved with the Global Fund and some of the work he is a part of. As an MPH student, it is inspiring to see the passion professionals have for their work and also humbling to know how much work is yet to be done.”

Will Jardell

Will Jardell is an MPH online student with a focus in global health leadership at USC.

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The Role of Communication at the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland

“I met many amazing individuals who are serving as pioneers in global health. One such individual was a Senior Communications Designer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).”

Patrick Casebolt

Patrick Casebolt is an MPH student with a focus in health services and policy at USC.

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Global Health Policy and a Little Bit of Frankenstein Fun in Geneva

“Visiting Geneva and attending the World Health Assembly was an experience to remember and I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn in the so-called humanitarian hub of the world alongside my peers.”

Liz Frank

Liz Frank is an MPH online student with a focus in global health leadership at USC.

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Two Weeks in Geneva: meet, play, love?

“It was thrilling to meet people who led global efforts to address migration, programmers who have spread bed nets far and wide to prevent malaria, international human rights lawyers who fight for sexual and reproductive health, and many more figures that gave us new perspectives on the professional world of public health and international politics.”

Jarod Majeika

Jarod Majeika is a progressive degree student, concurrently completing his bachelor’s in health promotion and disease prevention studies and his MPH with a focus in health services and policy.

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USC students at the World Health Organization

Global Health with a Sexual and Reproductive Health Focus in Geneva

“I was introduced to and heard from leaders in global health and thrilled those included professionals who work in sexual and reproductive health.”

Rebecca Dabbs

Rebecca Dabbs is an MPH online student with a focus in global health leadership at USC.

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Talking Community Mobilization and Advice for Students Entering the Field

“This was an excellent culmination of my Master of Public Health studies at the University of Southern California where I concentrated on Global Health and a rights-based approach to health.”

Dana Nordenstrom

Dana Nordenstrom is a recent MPH graduate with a focus in global health and a rights-based approach to health.

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