News Advisory - Native of Crofton, BC off to Tanzania

Leaves June 11 for six-month internship with health charity

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A native of Crofton, BC will be spending six months in Tanzania interning with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Annie Peng is one of 10 young Canadians heading out on an internship with AMREF, supported by the Canadian International Development Agency.  Annie's work will focus on improving the health of mothers, children and youth.

Annie leaves Canada on June 11, 2013 and will return in December. She chose an internship with AMREF because of her interest in improving health.

"Having read so much on global health and challenges facing the global south during the course of my graduate studies in public health, I looked forward to the opportunity to put my skills to use for a good cause, and to learn how AMREF works together with communities to improve health," says Annie.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Annie about what has inspired her to spend six months in Tanzania 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. Annie is available for interviews before she leaves Canada on June 11, 2013, during her six months in Tanzania 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:

For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, AMREF Canada, (416) 961-6981; (647) 771-5815 (cell)

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AMREF Canada (African Medical and Research Foundation)

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