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Health Grand Challenge - Healthy Kids Brighter Future (HKBF)
Lusaka, Zambia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Field Work, Research Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Provided by Host Organization
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks
Program Description:
Healthy Kids / Brighter Future (HKBF)

Healthy Kids/Brighter Future was founded in 2014 with a commitment to dramatically improve children’s access to healthcare in Lusaka, Zambia, the country’s capital. HKBF trains selected teachers in schools in some of Lusaka’s poorest districts to become the locus of health in their schools. They teach a health curriculum, provide emergency first aid, identify sick children, make home visits to children with extended absences, make appropriate referrals to the local clinics, and provide a platform for annual health screenings as well as vaccination programs and other broad-based programs. We currently serve 30,000 children, with plans to reach 100,000 by 2019.

The summer internship will provide an opportunity for a person interested in public health, nonprofits, the developing world, and children to gain fruitful experience working in the field with a dynamic, well-funded start up organization. While based at the HKBF office, the intern will be in the field much of the time, assisting with screenings, helping monitor activities in schools, and acting—as much as the staff does from time to time—as a “utility infielder”. To be mutually beneficial for the organization and the intern, HKBF will work closely with the selectee to ensure that the intern’s particular skills and interests are realized during the internship. A project would be designed at least part of which is completed by the end of the internship so that the intern would have something concrete to show for his time in Lusaka and would have the satisfaction of having made a visible contribution to our work. An example of a project might be to develop a reproductive health curriculum. The internship will last for 8-10 weeks, with start and end dates to be determined.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 04/15/2018 06/01/2018 08/31/2018
NOTE: Note: the program dates are not precise and each participant may have different program dates.