Master’s Student in Global Health, UCSF
FACES Migori: March-May 2011
As an MS candidate in the UCSF Global Health Sciences program, my fieldwork project was based at the FACES Migori site. My project was a qualitative evaluation of a gender-based violence screening pilot in a rural clinic. Being able to get the interviews myself was an extremely informative research experience that I would not have been able to have had it not been for the FACES infrastructure and staff on the ground. When I arrived I was paired with two fantastic mentors, Peter Manwari and Jannes Kodero, who helped me accomplish my projects and feel at home in the community. Truly the entire FACES team was extremely friendly and supportive. Despite the challenges of working in a rural area, in two months I was able to accomplish my project, participate in another project, attend several Continuing Medical Education sessions (CMEs) and even give one myself on my initial findings. It was a great experience and a great environment in which to do research. Thanks FACES!