Leaves June 7 for six-month internship with health charity
TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A resident of Calgary will be spending six
months in Kenya interning with the African Medical and Research
Foundation (AMREF). Eyerusalem Tessera is one of 10 young Canadians
heading out on an internship with AMREF, supported by the Canadian
International Development Agency. Eyerusalem's work will focus on
improving the health of mothers, children and youth.
Eyerusalem leaves Canada on June 7, 2013 and will return in December.
She chose an internship with AMREF because of her passion for global
"I want to be able to understand complex health systems in a culturally
and socioeconomically diverse country. I want to learn about the
opportunities and challenges of health programs in Africa. I am
inspired to work with colleagues that are passionate about health and
development and possess extensive experience and technical expertise. I
am very excited at the prospect of challenging myself to meet new
people, learn a new language and navigate in a new environment," says
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Eyerusalem about what has inspired her to spend six months in
Kenya focused on improving the health of mothers, children and young
people. Find out what challenges she expects to face, and how she'll
adapt to living in a new culture. Eyerusalem is available for
interviews before she leaves Canada on June 7, during her six months in
Kenya or upon her return to Canada in December 2013.
About AMREF www.amrefcanada.org; @AMREFCanada): The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) works with
communities to improve Africans' health. African-based and African-led,
AMREF is a global organization with intimate first-hand knowledge of
the health challenges facing African communities. With more than 55
years of experience we are a recognized global leader in African
health, having won both the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global
Health and the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
SOURCE: AMREF Canada (African Medical and Research Foundation)
For further information:
or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, AMREF Canada, (416) 961-6981; (647) 771-5815 (cell)