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Study the intersections of health, human rights, and cities at multiple sites in Kenya, where rapid urbanization is transforming access, equity, and well-being.
Major topics of study include:
Housing policies and practices in Kenya and their implication for health and human rights
Kenyan healthcare systems and healthcare challenges, including demographics, public health education, differential access to healthcare,
Health issues in Kenya, including HIV/AIDS, health issues of orphaned and vulnerable children, women’s healthcare needs, and mental healthcare
Links between access to and reliance on Kenyan healthcare services and the conceptions of human rights of individuals and communities
Successful coalition-building efforts, civil society organizations, the private sector, and others pursuing community-based approaches to myriad contemporary issues
This program also offers an internship.
SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.