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Class 12 (2013-2015)

Hai-Ryung Sung, South Korea

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Maternal and Child Health

Hai-Ryung has been involved in many different healthcare projects around the world. She worked in MediPeace (a humanitarian medical NGO) as a program officer. She has worked in the Maritime Province of Russia for primary health care. By interacting with Koruyin (ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet states) and helping them with basic care, she realized that these people weren’t getting enough attention from the Russian government. The lack of awareness of the government and the lack of governance of these people was alarming. In China, she also was not only involved in improving the sanitary needs of the rural countryside, but also in helping develop the medical system to what it is today. She is especially interested in the reduction in child mortality and improvement in maternal health in Africa and developing countries. After the fellowship, she is going to contribute to the efforts of providing visionary global public health leadership in vulnerable populations by mobilizing governments, international organization and NGOs.

Applied Field Experience

WHO, Chapel Hill, USA