USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated with community organizations and university students to provide public health education and services to more than 1,000 youth in the Uganda’s rural Oyam district Aug. 8-12. Photo credit: Heather Wipfli

An interdisciplinary team of USC public health and pharmacy students and alumni concluded their summer in the grassy fields of northern Uganda, where they led a public health and soccer camp for more than 1,000 youth. Non-profit organization Ray United FC hosts the yearly camp as part of its efforts promote healthy kids and communities … Continue reading USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC public health program turns Uganda’s fields into classrooms

Uganda Public Health immersion

Cultural barriers gave way to goals and slide-tackles in Uganda this summer as part of a public health immersion camp led by USC students and alumni. If there’s one thing that brings people together in the rural Mpigi District—it’s soccer. So, connecting the sport to public health was a logical choice for USC Institute for … Continue reading USC public health program turns Uganda’s fields into classrooms

Students join public health with soccer at Uganda youth camp

A team of graduate and undergraduate students and alumni traveled to Uganda in August to lead a public health workshop conducted through soccer charity Ray United FC. RUFC’s founder is 12-year-old Ray Wipfli, son of USC Professor Heather Wipfli, who also serves as the associate director of the USC Institute for Global Health. After years … Continue reading Students join public health with soccer at Uganda youth camp