FIMRC operates 10 project sites in 9 countries around the world. Needless to say, our annual achievements are both broad and plentiful. As we 2017 comes to a close, we also reflect on the accomplishments made in our previous year through our 2016 Annual Report.
Now that the 2017 Summer International Health Fellowship has come to an end, we have had time to debrief with field staff, review monthly reports, and have even had the chance to meet a few of our amazing Summer Health Fellows in person! In order to showcase the accomplishments of our Fellows, we have created a SIHF 2017 Impact Report.
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nandu. The city earned its name as “gift of the forest” in Tamil, from its lush nature and mountainous terrain. Despite its natural beauty, health systems have struggled to make progress in serving this community. Malnutrition in children is common, and can lead to many problems for children's health. These issues have led FIMRC to focus on nutrition and medical care in local crèches, a child care center that also incorporate schooling and health services.