MPH Student Alavi Hossain Accepted To APHA Fellowship
JCPH is proud to announce that Alavi Hossain, a student in the Master of Public Health program has been accepted to American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal Child Health (MCH) Section's Fellowship program. "I firmly believe in health equity and strongly desire to become a part of the change-making journey. Most importantly, learning opportunites offered in this fellowship program can play a pivotal role in my career as a Maternal and Child Advocate," Alavi explains. Alavi applied to the program because the she respects values of APHA and plans devote her experience to building healthy communities.
The fellowship provides numerous opportunities including: meeting leaders in the MCH field; building a network of MCH colleagues; active involvement of MCH Section activities, and leadership development. Accepted applicants to the fellowship program have demonstrated outstanding student leadership; commitment to MCH populations; and oustanding student scholarship.
Alavi is a physician from Bangladesh with clinical expertise in Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is very interested in women's health. Her medical and public health training has given her the foundation and drive to improve care for women and children globally. Alavi states, "I think the experience and expertise that I am going to gather from the fellowship will help me bring back the change that I have always wanted. "
Fun fact about Alavi: Through Jefferson's Story Initiative, Alavi created and produced a book, The Stupendous Escapade of Somnang. Members of the Story Initiative write and illustrate personalized books for children in underprivileged areas. The hope is to promote literacy and foster creativity in young minds. Alavi's book was created for a child at the Aloha Learning Center in Cambodia.