WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS PROGRAM
Develop culturally appropriate solutions
Skills to address rural health issues
Monitor intervention effectiveness
Define, assess, and understand public health
Build effective local leadership on issues
WHAT MAKES KALU YALA SO SPECIAL?
“Taking an internship with the Kalu Yala Health and Wellness team in rural Panama is probably my best decision to date. Living and working in a small community in the countryside taught me new approaches to community building and gave me a much greater, more nuanced understanding of development.” – Kathleen
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health and Wellness works to bring health knowledge, and thus Empowerment, to the rural communities surrounding Kalu Yala. The region is plagued by the same health concerns common in poor areas in the United States, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The additional issue of water borne illnesses presents a major problem that is facing much of the rest of the world and needs to be solved during our generation. Skills gained here will be applicable wherever your career and life take you.