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Final Update & Future Advice

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I finally finished my paper, “An Overview of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance with a Focus on Health Systems Strengthening.” Rather than discussing my research, I will create a list of tips that might aid future researchers. Don’t change your topic – I change my specific topic/research question twice in this process, although all of my […]

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Update 3: Wrapping Up

By • Jul 25th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on writing the paper that aggregates all of my research into a neat little package. Organizing all of my notes and turning them into a paper has been the hardest part of the process. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading articles on sustainability in global health, I […]

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Global Health Update 2: Narrowing Down My Topic

By • Jun 18th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Since my initial update about my exploration of medical volunteering, I have shifted my broader focus to include sustainability of actors besides NGOs and medical schools, which are the primary providers of medical volunteers. Now, I have overviewed and mapped out the key players in global health, which my research has revealed to be: Multilateral institutions […]

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Medical Volunteering: First Research Update

By • Jun 4th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I spent the first week of my research conducting a broad overview of volunteer tourism. After reading and synthesizing many articles, I decided to hone in on medical volunteer tourism, as I found the articles related to it the most interesting. I devoted this past week to conducting more research on medical volunteering. Currently, I […]

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Abstract: Negative Effects of Volunteer Tourism

By • Mar 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

For the past semester, I have been investigating potential consequences of volunteer tourism. Research on volunteer tourism typically focuses on the participant’s perspective. However, members of the host communities are in the best position to discuss the long-term effects of short-term volunteer tourist projects. While I still need to further investigate the literature to narrow […]

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