Ana F. Diallo
Graduate Student, School of Nursing (Affiliate)
My interests are in the area of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. My research topic revolves around finding innovative measures to improve the health of HIV positive children between the ages of 6 month to 5 years suffering from under nutrition in Third World Countries.
As a Peer Health Educator and member of the Wellness Resource Center at VCU, I got the chance to participate in health related programs on campus: editing a stall seat journal, stress relieving tips during exam weeks and intimate violence awareness. I participated in free clinics ran by my community health clinical instructor in one of the housing developments in Richmond. As member of the team, and with the supervision of my instructor, I was able to do the initial assessment and to provide health education to new groups of teenage mothers about a program called “back the baby to his/her back” to increase the awareness and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. An internship at Africare, in Angola, was a great opportunity for me to learn more about public health and its effects on diseases prevention and health promotion in Third World Countries. One of my roles was to create and provide educational pamphlet about ways to prevent poliomyelitis to mothers in the three poorest localities of Luanda. These preventable measures include hand washing, proper sanitation and consumption of clean water and food.
Virginia Commonwealth University: Bachelor in Science of Nursing- Bachelor in International Studies and Global Health
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