A Guide for Navigating India for Future Global Health Teams

Jesse Ory. UBCMJ 2013 4(2):23-25.
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ABSTRACT
Each year, teams of medical students leave British Columbia to take part in Global Health Initiative (GHI) projects. I was in Uttarakhand,
India with three other medical students this summer. We experienced several challenges while there, particularly during a 3–day “Train
the Trainers” (TTT) workshop where I taught first aid to non–governmental organization (NGO) volunteers. The difficulties I overcame
during the first aid course reflected the challenges to be faced by any Western team travelling in India. Hopefully my experiences
can help prepare future GHI teams travelling to similar areas. It should be noted that though the following stories are told from my
perspective, the work done was collaborative in nature.
KEYWORDS: global health, education, India