GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health

The W&HI and the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) developed the winter session course Field Experience in Maternal Health to provide students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to maternal health issues in developing countries through experiences with MHTF partner organizations. Admitted students are paired with partner organizations based on the needs of the host organizations and the students’ skills.

These placements last for three weeks during the January winter session term and focus on a very specific task, such as a needs assessment, the launch of a new activity or service, or the development of a draft proposal or report, in the context of the maternal health work of the organization or institution. The internship may involve collecting data, visiting sites, conducting interviews, and other activities that are at the core of program and project implementation in the field of maternal health. It is our hope that these placements lead to further long-term collaborations and partnerships. If your organization is interested in collaborating with the W&HI and the MHTF on this course, please contact us at whi@hsph.harvard.edu.

Students completing the Women, Gender and Health concentration or the Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth, and Families concentration may count this course towards the concentration’s requirements.

To learn more about the most recent convening of this course, please visit Winter Session 2014. Many thanks to the MHTF partner organizations and students who participated in Winter Session 2013 and Winter Session 2012.

Read the blog posts for the 2014 Winter Session here.