Rachel Pope

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Name: Rachel Pope
Organization: Medical School for International Health
Website: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/bgcu-md/
Title: medical student

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Have you ever noticed how ingenious public health ideas often flop when implemented? Mosquito bed nets used as fishing nets, and powerful pieces of technology that collect dust in the corner of village health clinics are just a couple of examples that demonstrate the need to carefully understand a community's culture and needs in order to make meaningful health improvements. In Ukerewe, Tanzania, women are still dying in childbirth or incurring crippling morbidities such as obstetric fistulas.