HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

As stated in our aims and objectives, the programme features a 6-month field placement, during which students gain real-life exposure to tackle challenges as well as the opportunity to receive mentoring from leading global health and development organisations such as UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Contract Research Organisations (CROs), philanthropic foundations and more. In addition to offering expert guidance and professional training workshops, HKU provides a limited number of scholarships to support students during their placements. The past year has seen BASc(GHD) students undertake their placements in locations across the world, and contribute to projects which delve into the breadth and depth of today’s global health and development challenges. Through participation, our students get the chance to work on and compile global-level policy reports for international organisations; work at the interface of international and national policy formulation; explore the role of the private sector and innovative technology in making impacts; and work with NGOs for direct connection with the communities and for the betterment of the lives of people in need. Field Placement Student Placement Dickson Tong BASc(GHD) Graduate, Class of 2023 Field Placement at HealthServe (Singapore) Undertaking an overseas placement during my undergraduate study put me in different real-life global health and development settings. I was elated to apply interdisciplinary knowledge during my internship and make impactful changes to the community. This rewarding experience has further confirmed my aspiration to advocate for the underprivileged population in global society. New York UN Development Programme – Human Development Report Office UN Headquarters – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNICEF – Public Partnerships Division UNICEF – Generation Unlimited 2022-2023 4 UNICEF – Public Partnerships Division 2023-2024 2 Geneva International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2022-2023 1 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2023-2024 1 São Tomé UN Development Programme – Social and Health Unit, GOVREC (Governance and Capacity Building) Portfolio 2023-2024 1 Istanbul UN Development Programme – HIV, Health and Development 2022-2023 1 04 UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2023