News Advisory - Vancouver Resident off to Ethiopia
04 Jun, 2013, 15:34 ET
Leaves June 4 for six-month internship with health charity
TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - A resident of Vancouver will be spending six months in Ethiopia interning with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Rachel Levee is one of 10 young Canadians heading out on an internship with AMREF, supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Rachel's work will focus on improving the health of mothers, children and youth.
Rachel leaves Canada on June 4, 2013 and will return in December. She chose an internship with AMREF because of her interest in working with African communities to improve health.
"Through the music of Johnny Clegg and Savuka, I became intrigued with the diverse continent of Africa at a young age. I'm inspired by the incredible history of Ethiopia and am thrilled to have the opportunity to live and work in a place so different from my home," says Rachel
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Rachel about what has inspired her to spend six months in Ethiopia 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. Rachel is available for interviews during her six months in Ethiopia 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)
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