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Child Family Health International
October 14, 2011

I went to Durban, South Africa for four weeks on a program called "HIV/AIDS and Healthcare in Durban" with CFHI. Throughout the four weeks, I rotated through various healthcare sites in and around Durban, including hospitals and local clinics, and one hospice. I got to see the South African healthcare system in action from a first-hand perspective without having to participate in it, which, as I am not a medical student, I am not qualified to do anyways. Essentially, I shadowed doctors, nurses, clinic counselors, and other healthcare professionals as they did their jobs, each playing a key role in providing healthcare to patients affected by HIV. I saw everyone from infants to adults receive evaluative medical attention in a way that doesn't exist in the United States--insight which is invaluable and enriching. The program was not too stringent or overly-structured, which I appreciated as the subject matter we were dealing with on a daily basis was very heavy in itself. I definitely have gained a newly informed perspective on international healthcare for this global epidemic, which I will continue to be grateful for.

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Durban, South Africa

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Tailor it more towards my studies on the sociological aspect of healthcare and the HIV epidemic in South Africa

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2011

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Volunteer & Shadowed medical professionals.