I spent three weeks of the winter session in Mumbai, India. It was an amazing experience and one that opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities of public health practice.
We spent our time working on group projects at two health centers located within slums about an hour by train from Southern Mumbai.We also visited several non-governmental organizations working on urban health issues that a city like Mumbai faces. We had new insights and some experiences which I'll share in the pictures below.
India is one country with a diverse group of people and Mumbai is the melting pot of so many groups different languages and tribes.
The gateway of India!
Outside the Govandi Station!
Three gracious women on the train to CST!
Making naan the ubiquitous bread eaten at every meal!
Inside the Shivaji Nagar Slum!
Lovely floor designs at a conference made with grain.
A sugarcane stand!
Enjoying the juice from the cane!
Olaoluwatomi Kehinde Lamikanra
MPH Candidate, 2010
Health Policy & Management
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