Summer practicum from remote

The Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University had the pleasure of supervising Lilia Brahimi from McGill University during the summer of 2020, as she completed her summer practicum on the most important ethical challenges facing the adolescent reproductive health system. Originally, Lilia was scheduled to carry out a summer practicum at the Institute as a part of a requirement for her Masters of Public Health program. With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on travel,  Professor Niveen Abu-Rmeileh and the team at the Institute were able to supervise her virtually in completing her practicum. Lilia and the Institute’s team explored in-depth the ethical and social factors that promote capacity strengthening of health information systems geared to improve health outcomes for adolescents. Lilia’s practicum will result in a scoping review informing future efforts in strengthening health information systems for youth in humanitarian and resource-limited settings and is a part of a bigger project funded by IDRC. Although she was unable to visit Birzeit University and the Institute, she is hoping to get the opportunity to be with us in person in the coming year. Lilia has been a great addition to our team.  We wish her luck in her future endeavors and do hope she gets the chance to visit us at the Institute soon.