From Malawi to Ohio: A Global Health Corps Fellow Goes Home For the Holidays
Evan Von Leer
December 28, 2010
During the holiday season around the world, there is a lot of focus on food. Global Health Corps
Fellow Mara Gordon, who is working with the Foundation in Malawi
, recently returned to her native Ohio for the holidays, and blogged about a mainstay in the diet of both countries: corn.
She wrote about the abundance of it in the American Midwest, its sometimes scarcity in Malawi, and how both situations present their own unique problems for health and nutrition, particularly for children.
Check out her latest post here
The Global Health Corps is a young but growing organization, founded by former First Daughter Barbara Bush to help supply the next generation of global health leaders. (Read about her recent visit to the Foundation’s offices in Washington, D.C.
All of the GHC Fellows blog about their experiences on the front lines of some of the world’s most difficult global health challenges. We make it a point to follow along, paying especially close attention to posts from Mara and her colleague from Malawi, Mafayo Phiri.
Both of them are working with the Foundation team in Lilongwe to strengthen health services for HIV/AIDS. Come back often as we continue to follow their experiences on this page in 2011.
Evan Von Leer is the Foundation’s Online Communications Officer, based in Washington, D.C.