When Hopkins students take part in the Public Health Studies Uganda intersession program “Uganda: Childhood, Health, & Society”, it’s not only their own lives that are enriched. JHU students are matched with students from Uganda’s Makerere University for the duration of their stay, creating a unique peer-to-peer learning experience, and connections that last.
Minhaj Chowdhury, PHS class of 2011, is now the CEO of his own company! Chowdhury became an advocate for safe water after his sophomore trip to Bangladesh to study arsenic poisoning, a problem common to many of the country’s wells. Now he is the CEO of Drinkwell, a company he founded to establish local water businesses in areas affected by arsenic.
Aletha Maybank ’96 serves some of Brooklyn’s most vulnerable communities in her position as an assistant health commissioner in New York City. Read more about her inspiring work promoting health equity and reducing health inequalities in Arts & Sciences magazine.