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Master’s student Brooklyn Nemetchek has spent the last six months in Uganda conducting research on pediatric mortality occurring after children leave the hospital.

Brooklyn Nemetchek

Master of Nursing, 1st year,
Mbarara, Uganda

I have been in Mbarara, Uganda, for the past six months conducting thesis work on post-discharge pediatric mortality in resource-poor countries.    

After completing my Bachelor of Nursing, in 2016 I spent three months volunteering in both urban and rural health centres in Uganda.  My passion for global health was strengthened, so when the opportunity arose for me to return to Uganda as part of my master’s I quickly accepted.

I have made many lasting relationships and have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside and learning from the local health team; I am blessed to have had the opportunity to experience the beautiful culture in Uganda and be a part of it.

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Nemetchek took this photo in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. After her Bachelor of Nursing, Nemetchek spent four months volunteering in urban and rural health centres in the country and decided to go back for her graduate research.