Sadly, back in the U.S. after having the ultimate public health experience! It’s been a few months since I last posted, and I kind of have the best excuse…I was away in Ghana for over three months doing what I love to do most, using my skills to serve and help other people. If you’veContinue reading “Where in the World is Tonja?”
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After I became acclimated, it was time to get to work. Each volunteer was tasked with collecting data, facilitating several group discussions, and writing a Village Analysis Report. The main reason volunteers were asked to do this was to see how we could be of assistance within the community; and what resources and skills wereContinue reading “My Experience as a Peace Corps Health Extension Worker – Part 2”
Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that would change the course of my career. This is my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer Health Extension Worker. The beginning: This story would not be complete unless I explained why I joined the Peace Corps. During my final year of undergrad, I decided that IContinue reading “My Experience as a Peace Corps Health Extension Worker – Part 1”
Located off the beaten path, in the beautiful country of Tanzania, lies an organization that is supporting and uplifting the local women of Arusha. Lifted Strong was created by Eva Boaz and Joyce Beda to empower and educate women (Mamas) impacted by HIV/AIDS and life’s hardships. What’s inspiring about the program? The joy that theContinue reading “Organization Spotlight: Lifted Strong”
Hi there, and welcome to The World of Public Health. I’m Tonja Rice, a Certified Health Education Specialist who is passionate about serving and educating others. How it all began… My experience in the public health field has been quite a journey to say the least. During my final year in undergrad at UMBC, twoContinue reading “Welcome to The World of Public Health”