Abraar graduated from Yale University in 2011 with Distinction in Political Science (Health Politics & Policy Concentration) and as a Yale Journalism Scholar. He has worked in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, and India and has researched and published widely on topics including parasitic infections, HIV, tuberculosis, sex trafficking, child soldiers, innovations in international public health education, accountability in global health, clinical care (ophthalmology and dermatology) and the role of surgery in global health. Abraar is currently a medical student at UCLA and regularly writes/photographs on his blogs.
global health, medicine, human rights, journalism, photography
I'm starting a non-profit to leverage the student global health workforce as a mechanism to create first-line accountability in the functioning of international NGOs. Our students will be prepared in best practices and responsible journalism, and utilize social media to serve as a voice for recipients of services who are often unable to hold organizations accountable. We hope to partner with funders, universities, journalists, individuals, web developers and NGOs to create a centralized database from which we will operate. The project is well under way--contact me if you are interested in collaborating with us.
my past year spent working in India with communities involved in intergenerational prostitution.
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