Dr. Evance S. Mayenge, MD
In March 2019, I got the chance to travel to Illinois Chicago, to attend the CUGH 10th Annual global health conference from March 8th – 10th. I was among six 5th-year students who had the opportunity to attend the conference, after my abstract on a policy study titled “risky behavior and adolescent healthy seeking behavior at Moshi urban” and qualified for a poster presentation. It was a great opportunity on my side, I was really excited to attend my first international conference as a presenter. Was also delighted to get a chance to travel to the United States of America. The conference has preceded the exhibition of several best international global health universities. I acquired a lot of information pertaining to Global health. All my questions about studying abroad were answered. This raised my enthusiasm for putting more effort into global health. I was delighted by the friendly and charismatic atmosphere that was expressed by CUGH participants. People from all around the world- countries I have never heard of- presented different topics pertaining to global issues in their country. It was interesting noticing that some issues are cross-cutting throughout the world. This conference gave me the opportunity to listen to different points of view and learn new ideas and trends in my field. 0Through the conference I had a chance to get connected with several influential people in the world. This helps me to build up my network and enhance my carrier by increasing my chance of obtaining new opportunities.
I did a poster presentation on the policy study that was done at Moshi urban titled “risky behavior and adolescent healthy seeking behavior at Moshi urban”. This improved my presentation skills and I gained several positive and negative feedback from experts. This raised my confidence and skills in presentations. All participants were active asking several burning and challenging questions about the topics. Panel discussions were productive with a lot of new knowledgeable information. I want to thank KCMC and CORNELL University to have made this visit possible for me.