31 March 2014
Dr Sophie Harman organised an internship for postgraduate student Elise van Zeeland at the Health Promotions Department of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva for four months.
The internship will start on 1 April and Elise will have two main tasks. The first will be assisting in compiling a paper that focuses on the impact of health promoting schools interventions on non-communicable diseases (NCD) and to what extent students of low-income families are being provided with these health promoting schools. The second will be to assist in planning and organising the 9th Global Conference of Health Promotion (9GCHP).
Elise commented: "It is amazing to work on a paper on NCD's, as my masters programme really focussed on the importance of addressing similar diseases, specifically for low-income families. During my programme I have learnt a lot about the power that WHO has, and how they shape the global health field. I also learnt a lot about other international partners and how they influence the WHO's outcomes. I will therefore find it extremely interesting to work within this organisation, to see how it works from the inside".