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UCSF and Zambia, for at least a year

19 July 2007

Stephanie Boarden successfully completed her MPH at UCBerkeley this year and has just left for Zambia to direct a maternal health project. From her email:

I am writing from the London airport to let you all know that, as of today, I am moving to Africa (for a year)! I will be working as a project coordinator in Lusaka, Zambia (southern Africa) on a maternal health study with an organization at UCSF, Women’s Global Health Imperative. The study is designed to assess the effectiveness of an intervention targeted at preventing serious injury and death from excessive bleeding after child birth. Unlike America, many women in the developing world are at a high risk for this condition. Not to bore you with the details, but in general I will be working with a Zambian counterpart to oversee all aspects of the study on the ground (site visits, data collection and management, ethical concerns, project budget, etc). I will also be conducting independent research of my own related to the larger study.

Stephanie is going to try and write a few posts while she’s in Lusaka… let’s cross our fingers for that!

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