Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Meredith Kerrigan. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in Lima, Peru with CMMB on maternal/child public health initiatives. I recently received my MPH from Tulane University with a focus on program design of health interventions, specifically in Latin America. My life goal is to design and implement sustainable health programs for women and children to empower them to rise out of poverty and bring about global change. My background consists of conducting and implementing research and providing social services to marginalized populations, including sex workers, refugees, HIV+ persons, LGBTQ community, undocumented workers, indigenous communities, the homeless, and those below the 400% poverty level. I am passionate about working with individuals and communities to empower positive change and improve overall health status.
While in Peru I will be assisting in the implementation of a domestic violence prevention program and assessing and addressing the nutritional needs of under-served children and pregnant women in an urban area outside of Lima. CMMB is providing me with an opportunity I have dreamt of since I was young. I cannot wait to begin my journey in Peru!
CMMB is an NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poorest populations. We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. Every year, we are so lucky to have generous, courageous people step forward and volunteer their time and expertise in areas of the world where it is most needed. They leave behind loved ones and employment to support our mission to help vulnerable women, children and families survive.
To learn about CMMB's volunteer program, visit our website: http://www.cmmb.org/