Larissa Mori
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Student: Larissa Mori
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I worked on three projects for my internship. The first project was a pilot Integrated Community Health (ICH) program. The premise of this program was to encourage program sustainability and non-reliance on non-governmental organizations (NGOS) by using existing personnel and structures within the Eritrean Ministry of Health. I participated in two of the training sessions, at first as an observer and then as a facilitator and evaluator. The second project was conducting research and developing a transition plan for traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to slowly decrease the number of home deliveries they perform and instead utilize their connection with local communities to encourage pregnant women to seek skilled delivery care at a health facility. The last major project I was involved with was the evaluation of a community-based safe motherhood peer education program. I conducted site visits to four villages and interviewed program participants.

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