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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, Legacy International and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce the launch of the North African Community Health Initiative (NACHI)
This program, which will take place over two years, provides community health care professionals from Morocco and Egypt a new set of tools, resources, and knowledge to enhance rural health care services and address some of the pressing needs in their respective communities. Particularly those who serve marginalized populations (women and children).
Program activities will introduce the “fellows” (delegates) to transferable public health strategies, practices, and program models. Techniques for using media to educate women and children in such topics as reproductive health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation will also be covered. For more information (participant overview, eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions), please visit:
Selected candidates participate in an intensive, month-long program in the U.S. that is built around hands-on interaction in personalized “fellowships” in the health care community of southern Virginia (Roanoke). A series of professional meetings, home stay experience, U.S. Department of State sessions, and sightseeing in Washington, D.C., complement and enhance what is learned in the fellowships. Upon returning home, fellows are responsible for completing a follow-on project to implement new, sustainable efforts at the community level, and for sharing what they have learned with colleagues and additional audiences.