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  • Locations: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Realities of Health Access and Inequalities in Mexico

By combining experiences at primary care clinics, a service-learning projects at a school for underserved students, culturally relevant site visits, and lectures on the social determinants of health inequities in Oaxaca, students will come away from the program with a deeper understanding of health and healthcare delivery in Oaxaca and in the Global South. Participants will stay with homestay families to deepen their immersion and offer rich opportunities for intercultural learning and exchange.

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico  The state of Oaxaca, in southwestern Mexico, is distinct from the rest of Mexico, and features great cultural, geographical and biological diversity. Its geography is full of contrast—from extensive mountain ranges to wide coastal plains, fertile valleys, and tropical rainforests. Over 16 different ethnic groups call the state home, each with their own unique language and culture. One can also find splendid pre-Hispanic and colonial remains. Yet, with all the richness in culture, the state of Oaxaca trails behind the rest of Mexico in its health and economic indicators. It is one the poorest regions in all of Mexico, with the average daily income less than half of the national average. Oaxaca faces challenges in literacy, sanitation, employment, and access to healthcare services. Students will immerse themselves in
the social determinants of health and the primary healthcare setting in Oaxaca.

Child Family Health International is a leader in global health education, facilitating international internships that meet rigorous ethical, safety, and academic standards. CFHI’s socially responsible approach and reciprocal, long-term partnerships with communities, ongoing support of local healthcare infrastructure, US and local staff structures, as well as time-tested policies and procedures to protect the well-being of both students and host communities. Our global partnerships with physicians, clinical and public/community health sites are established and reliable, and CFHI offers the expertise needed to administer global health programs to match
academic needs.

This program is currently not accepting applications.