TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - A resident of Vancouver will soon be returning home after six months in Ethiopia interning with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). Rachel Levee is one of 10 young Canadians who has just completed an internship with AMREF in sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD, formerly CIDA) through the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.
As the Knowledgement Management and Documentation Officer for AMREF in Ethiopia, Rachel took on a wide variety of jobs, including: training staff on collecting photographs and stories of their work; helping to document AMREF Canada's work to improve mother and child health in rural communities; and, working on a documentary about the importance of health workers in Ethiopia.
Rachel will be available for interviews after December 17, 2013.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Speak to Rachel about her experiences in Ethiopia. Find out about her most treasured memories, the challenges she faced, and what the internship has meant to her.
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)
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For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, AMREF Canada, (416) 961-6981; (647) 771-5815 (cell)