About the Zambia Summer Program
The Global Health Program offers an eight-week summer program in Lusaka, Zambia. Students have the opportunity to work with the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), to complete a research project on various topics related to Zambia. During their eight-week program, students will write a research paper and present their findings to SAIPAR, partner organizations, and relevant stakeholders during a final presentation. Through our collaboration with SAIPAR, students will be equipped with the resources to meaningfully confront both the good and bad that accompany development. Lusaka challenges the stereotypical Western understanding of poor, rural, underdeveloped Africa and students will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of global health through this lens. Past students have completed research on epilepsy and stigma in Zambia, the implementation of higher level nutrition education, the National Health Research Act, health accountability, and more.
To read about what Global Health Minor and ILR students did during their Field Experience in Lusaka, Zambia during Summer 2013, click here.