It’s the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, but don’t let the name fool you. Students from around the globe have gathered to talk about all aspects of public health.
Student members are eager to improve the current public health atmosphere, but they’re looking toward the future, too. Sarah Jane Smith, of Prunedale, California, said she was looking forward to the different professional opportunities afforded to students at the Annual Meeting.
Edith Uba, a Nigerian public health student studying in London, echoed Smith’s sentiments. “I don’t know who’s going to help me, or where I can connect next,” she said.
And Abner Tewolderberhan, a doctoral student from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said the global perspective can make public health better for everyone.
“We are implementing different public health interventions. I ‘d like to know which works better,” he said, adding that when colleagues from different countries come together, they can achieve great things overall. Sounds a little bit like the Annual Meeting!