Leaves June 11 for six-month internship with health charity
TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A resident of the Leaside area of Toronto
will be spending six months in Tanzania interning with the African
Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Heidi Parker is one of 10
young Canadians heading out on an internship with AMREF, supported by
the Canadian International Development Agency. Heidi's work will focus
on improving the health of mothers, children and youth.
Heidi leaves Canada on June 11, 2013 and will return in December. She
chose an internship with AMREF because of her interest in improving
health, and AMREF's work with communities to make change from within.
"During my undergraduate experience at Queen's University I became
involved with an organization where I was given the opportunity to
travel to Kenya and teach in high schools around Nairobi about various
health issues. From that point on, I had a strong desire to return to
East Africa to do similar work," says Heidi.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Heidi 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. Heidi 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)