Hi everybody and welcome! My name is Suzie Akok and I am a recent MPH graduate from Westminster College located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have worked in many different refugee centers for several years, most recently as a volunteer with the Maternal & Child Health Program at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). I have also volunteered as a program coordinator and youth leader for South Sudanese Community Association of Utah. However, my passion for public health and improving people’s lives in general started at very early age. At 10 years old in a refugee camp when my aunt gave birth at home under a care of unskilled mid-wife in Uganda. This mother and her child suffered from many preventable diseases such as malaria, typhoid, measles, tetanus, and malnutrition because they don't have access to good healthcare, clean water, poor sanitation, and poor nutrition. As a public health professional, I am passionate about serving and giving back to the community. To give back to community, CMMB has given me an opportunity to volunteer in Nairobi, Kenya for 6 months. I am currently supporting Maternal & Child Health project as well as raising an awareness about the free Voluntary Medical Male Circumcsion services in Nairobi County.
To help CMMB accomplish its mission, I have set a goal to raise $ 5,000.00. Therefore, I am asking for your kindness and generosity to together change the lives of vulnerable people in Kenya by just donating any amount. As they said “one hand can not clap itself, but two hands can make a different.”
Please follow my progress on my blog:
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/