Winners' Journal

2014 Global Health Challenge Contest Update

Community Health Promoters (CHPs) are the lifeblood of a successful effort in community development. If empowered to become knowledgeable and active participants, CHPs can become...

MedMujeres: Contemplando Acceso

Our first day in clinic commenced with blackberry juice and marmalade. As we loaded supplies onto a fleet of bright yellow...

MedMujeres: Bienvenidos a Ecuador

We landed in Ecuador Friday night – amidst fog and rain – ecstatic to escape Cincinnati’s ruthless winter. Saturday morning dawned...

MedMujeres: The Countdown Begins

With less than 2 months to go before our trip to Ecuador, this whole experience still seems surreal. From the overwhelming...

From Jenna Quill, Winner 2011

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since I had the opportunity to delve into the...

Tierra Nueva Hospital

Quito has approximately 7 large hospitals… (not including sizeable clinics) including 3 public and 4 private. Most of my experience was...

I am scared of babies

…especially tiny sick babies. They are strange fragile lifeforms that struggle against all odds. They are not held together by bones,...

Congrats to 2013 winners!

From Junzi Shi to Kirsten and Amanda… Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 contest! Kirsten and Amanda made very creative...

In the Mean Time

Sustainability is obviously a priority when trying to improve global health, and Timmy exemplifies this by sending a team to help...

The Sound of Tena

Upon arrival to Tena, I was taken aback by the heat and humidity compared to Quito. I am happy to finally...