- NUR 415 Global Health
- NUR 416 Health Systems and Policies
- Stephanie Bennett, RN, MSN, NP-C
- Freida Payne, RN, PhD, FNP-BC
Location - Small towns and villages around Bengaluru, India and Delhi, India
As a developing country, India’s health problems encompass both infectious disease related to poor living conditions along with common chronic diseases similar to those in the United States. India has one of the highest percentages of diabetics in the world in addition to hypertension and coronary artery disease. Despite progress in their public health programs, many people are still unreached and have few medical services. The focus of this MOM experience will be providing clinics for underserved populations in the villages around Bengaluru and in a school and slum area in New Delhi. We will provide treatment for both chronic and acute illnesses. Well child exams will be provided to the students in the school. The foundation of this program will be the health education we provide to the individuals who come to the clinic for services. Health education can have a long term sustainable impact. The hope is to assist the in-country partners in developing an ongoing outreach clinic program to meet the needs in these areas on a long term basis. In addition to the service project, students will have the opportunity to explore the culture of India.
Who can participate?
- Undergraduate nursing students
- Masters and doctoral nursing students
Travel dates: Mid-July to early August
For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.