Training: Introduction to the management of development projects.
Duration: 1 week in the room, 4 weeks field internship (NGO survival of the mother and the child, Dassa-Zoumé. Benin). August 2014
After having developed my career in the biomedical field, I chose me to renew in the middle of international development in health.
To acquire skills which can help me to achieve my conversion, I followed add-on Initiation of management of projects from development to the here. The training was followed by a course of 4 weeks at the ground. For this internship, I was greeted by the NGO 'Survival of the mother and the child' in the city of Dassa-Zoumé in Benin centre. It is a small association that mainly targets the development of women in the region. This association put in place three types of activity, namely:
- a system of microcredit to women to generate small revenues,
- the support and follow-up for women pregnant with a maternity clinic and a clinic operated by the own association
- and finally activities therapeutic education for the prevention of HIV in the midst of the sex workers.
During my internship at "Survival" I participated in the design and drafting of a project to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the area including the flagship activity was the implementation of audits of maternal deaths and improve the quality of obstetric care.
Aside from the incredible experience, my internship in Benin has been strong emotions. I me am confronted with a very different reality to mine and yet I felt at home from the first day. 'Survival' team me allowed without any reservations and my colleagues made me share their daily life both at work as during free time and I keep with the more part of them a beautiful friendship.
Currently, I am working in a French NGO which develops programs to support immunization and epidemiological surveillance of diseases preventable in Africa. Specifically, I participate in the institutional development of technical committees of vaccination program, which allows me to consolidate the gains made and continue to make progress on my professional project in international development in health.