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Child Family Health International
June 27, 2012

For the past two months, I have been traveling with CFHI (Child Family Health International) on the Maternal and Child Health Program in Pune, India. Child Family Health International is a small non-profit organization that provides the means to be globally immersed in the healthcare system of a culture. CFHI provides students with the necessary tools to go and learn about global health in a local setting. Even with the vast language barrier in India, I was able to learn much about the culture, the people, and the way their healthcare system is arranged as well as many clinical applications of diseases I may never encounter again! The program coordinators in Pune give us a good mix of clinical hours and local sight-seeing so we have a diverse experience. This experience has shaped who I am going to be as a healthcare worker in a global setting and has also shown me the path in the healthcare field that I wish to take. I recommend CFHI to anyone who is looking for global healthcare immersion!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Deciding what path I wanted to take in the healthcare field.

Ways to make it better...

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

More personal contact with the program coordinators both in the US and abroad before leaving for the program.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

That the local coordinators in Pune were more sensitive to American culture.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes! I met many new friends and learned a lot about diseases that I wouldn't have had a chance to experience if I hadn't gone to a foreign country.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel like I can do something and make a difference.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Observed at local clinics and hospitals. .