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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 11: Field Visit

Yesterday was the last field visit of the Global Health Symposium. Group 20 of the Mental Health cluster visited Hombelakku, a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Manipal. This facility provided housing as well as day care services for its residents. Patients here were suffering from a variety of disorders, from schizophrenia and bipolar disorders to severe […]

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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 10: Third Field Visit, Alumni Meeting, and Life at Manipal

On the morning of April 26th, students from Manipal, Maastricht and McMaster University gathered in front of the Interact building to leave for their third community visit. Group 12—of Cluster 4 Reproductive and Child health—arrived at the Badagabettu Anganwadi. The students and their faculty advisor entered a room filled with colourful walls of pictures, letters […]

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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 8: Gathering Information

Yesterday was yet another action-packed one in which we were subdivided into our cluster groups to gather information for the upcoming report and presentation. The morning began with introductory talks within our different cluster areas. Each stakeholder provided us with some background to their roles and functioning within their specific area of health interest. Much […]

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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 7: Presentations & Expert Speakers

Yesterday we had the privilege of listening to Mr. Bharat Shetty speak about his current work entailing how to reduce vulnerabilities towards HIV through the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust to start off the second half of the Global Health Symposium. Following that, master students from McMaster and Maastricht University and second year MPH students from […]

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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 5: Preparation Day

Friday was preparation day. On Friday morning, there was an optional excursion to two Jain temples, in order to learn more about Indian culture – specifically, Jainism. The first Jain temple was on a beautiful hillside, over- looking the luscious palm tree jungle and Ca- turmukha basadi. It was home to the Karkala Gomateshwara Bahubali […]

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Bridging Different Worlds, Day 3: Dilemma Workshops and Interview Guides

This Wednesday morning began with group cluster meetings. Students took this time to create and edit observation guides for their upcoming field visit on Thursday morning, and participated in a dilemma workshop in the afternoon. During this workshop, students discussed potential dilemmas that could arise during their field visits. Scenarios ranged from what is an […]

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