As a refugee living in Costa Rica, Juana’s dog bite wound went untreated because she didn’t know where to access medical care. Then she found FIMRC’s Project Alajuelita clinic. From that point on, this widow, single mom, and all-around resilient soul began a new journey of healing.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Volunteers Bring Invaluable Skills and Perspectives to Global Health Programs
Through a network of global health volunteers and international partnerships, the FIMRC mission continues on, stronger than ever. FIMRC’s Key Relations Manager, Jessica Southern, has over 7 years’ experience in global health fieldwork. She’s sharing her insight on the importance of academic partnerships; how both undergrad and graduate students can make long-term impacts abroad.
Volunteer Sherry Lipsky traveled to Huancayo, Peru to help raise awareness about domestic violence prevention in the region. Through focus groups, staff trainings, and community outreach, Lipsky and our team in Peru were able to see the impact they made on the community first hand during a community education event when attendees shouted in unison “NiUnaMenos” (not one less—the movement against violence against women) while handing out the white ribbons and flyers.