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YCP in Liberia

Cathy Cooper in Liberia with others
Left to right: Business owner, Hesta Baker-Pearson; Guide, Rhoda King of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia; Driver and Guide, Bryant Saah; Megan Chaney, Cathy Cooper, Love, and Ezra Moore. Photo by Professor Fyfe

Three of our Graham Innovation Scholars, seniors Cathy Cooper (Coatesville, PA) and Megan Chaney (Baldwin, MD) and junior Ezra Moore (Dallas, PA), traveled to Liberia this summer as part of their Global Travel Experience to learn more about the healthcare sector as well as the history and culture of this small West African country. While in Liberia they had the opportunity to visit urban and rural hospitals and clinics and were hosted by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL). The students created a report outlining what they see as the biggest challenges facing the healthcare sector of Liberia. This international experience was designed and implemented by the students with assistance from Associate Professor David Fyfe, Ph.D.