Author: Victoria Tannenbaum

Hi, everyone! My name is Victoria Tannenbaum, and I am from Tampa, FL. I am double majoring in Biochemistry and International Studies with a special focus in Asia. I am passionate about global health! I have studied Chinese Language and Culture at Peking University (BeiDa). I am currently working on a bioengineering project manipulating yeast for lower-cost global health applications. I am also working on a report on surgical capacity of faith-based health facilities in India.

I love learning about global health interventions, news, leaders and innovative collaborators. My blogging focuses on my personal experiences in the global health field as well as pertinent highlights from current health news. Hope my readers enjoy all my blogs! Feel free to contact me if you are interested in chatting more about global health! I’d love to hear about your experiences!

An Undergraduate Student’s Reflection on Attending the Fifth Meeting of the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care

During the summer of 2013, I was granted the privilege to work in the office of Dr. Meena Cherian, the Director of the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program at the World Health Organization. Through discussing the Program with Dr. Cherian and analyzing the current EESC data, I became enlightened on how surgical care