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How the Elephant Stole

This course provides an opportunity to learn about the people, culture, and society of Tanzania. Instruction is led by Dr. Jeffrey Carithers, a retired physician who serves as health program director for Empower Tanzania, a nonprofit working in partnership with rural Tanzanians to improve their quality of life. 

Participants will learn about how nonprofit organizations work with global communities to identify and address local needs. These responses include a public health program wherein women teach neighbors about malaria prevention, HIV transmission, and tropical diseases; training for Maasai women to help fellow villagers perform urgent medical services such as emergency deliveries, burn management, and fracture stabilization; services to survivors of gender-based violence that equip them with the skills needed to participate in the global Fair Trade economy; and a relationship education program for youth addressing discrimination, harassment, and self-defense. 

Dr. Carithers will share examples and stories from his travels to Tanzania and 12 years of experience with the program, which has received international recognition. 

Jeffrey Carithers, MD FACS, is a retired surgeon who now serves as health programs director for Empower Tanzania, a 501(c)3 that works in partnership with rural Tanzanians to improve their quality of life by addressing foundational issues that hinder resilience in rural areas. Dr. Carithers has created and directed programs delivering public health education and care, providing counseling to survivors of gender-based violence, and teaching comprehensive sex education to students in rural Tanzania communities. 

There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.

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