MPH/PhD alumna, Anthropology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
I lived in two tiny villages (about 200 people each) in Guinea, West Africa. My first village was a Kissi village in the rainforest. I trained student health workers in HIV/AIDS education and prevention. I taught health education to primary and secondary school students. I provided information to community members on prenatal care, child nutrition, family planning, and STI/AIDS prevention. My second home was a Malinké village in the savannah. In my second village, I focused mainly on issues related to malnutrition and aided in the execution of a malnutrition clinic. I also taught health education in an all girls’ technical school.
After serving as a health volunteer, I wanted to continue my education in the public health field. An MPH will allow me to go back to Africa and continue the work that I began many years ago. I am focusing in HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
Annie with her host family during a celebration for a baptism
Neighborhood kids pounding rice
Annie’s hut and cat
Singing health education songs with villagers
Making mud stones
Annie with village women following a health class about vaccinations