Carey Farquhar, professor of global health, medicine and epidemiology and vice dean in the School of Public Health, has begun a six-month consulting assignment for the World Health Organization on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease testing.
Farquhar will be based in Geneva, but plans to travel throughout West and Central Africa. She will map health care service delivery in up to 13 countries in that region, and work with ministries of health on country-specific ways to support training in carrying out the testing. She began her assignment Jan. 1.
“All of my work so far has been in East Africa. I have wanted to get back to West Africa for a long time,” Farquhar said. “With the World Health Organization, I’ll have an opportunity to explore new collaborations and new areas of research.”
The assignment is a sort of return for Farquhar, who volunteered in Ivory Coast, or Côte d’Ivoire, as a college student. Read more on the school’s website.
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