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The Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. Launched in 2015, the competition is supported by GEMx and FAIMER as part of the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Representatives of approximately 15 projects receive sponsorship to attend the conference each year. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

The 2018 Network: TUFH conference, co-hosted by the University of Limerick, will be held August 16-20, 2018, in Limerick, Ireland. The theme of the conference is Community Empowerment for Health: A Multi-Sector Approach. Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present posters about their projects.

The winners of the 2018 Student Projects for Health competition are:

Mohammed Adam (Sudan)
Khalawi Health Promotion Project

Tahir Dawood (South Africa)
The Surgical Society Emergency Room Initiative

Fabrice Humura (Rwanda)
Pharmacy Students Engagement in Prison Inmates’ Health Attention to Tuberculosis Disease

Hakeem Kiboi (Kenya)
Strengthening Kenya’s Primary Health Care System and Response to Epidemics –RockHealth Integrated Care Organization (RICO)

Dede Latey (Ghana)
The MindIT Project

Agnes Namagembe (Uganda)
Village Health Teams’ Role in Improving Utilization of Maternal Newborn and Child Health Services in Butaleja District

Evode Ngayabo (Rwanda)
CINEMA Education for Health

Kennedy Omondi Ogutu (Kenya)
Help Remove My Jigger

Faith Okoi (Nigeria)
Street Children Project

Nishimagizwe Patience (Rwanda)
CompanionAPP

Sonya Ramondino (Ireland)
Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare

Lina Saeed (Sudan)
Anti TB Campaign; Together to End TB

Amitavikram Sattigeri (India)
WindMe: The Electricity-free Exhaust Fan for Combating Indoor Air Pollution in Indian Slums

Kushali Savla (India)
Together We Smile

Preeti Shakya (Nepal)
In Her Hands

Abobaker Younis (Sudan)
Let's Fight the Flesh-Eater

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[last update: May 17, 2018]