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As part of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative, Kellogg faculty are helping broaden MBA students’ access to interdisciplinary, hands-on learning with a positive social impact. One such example is a recent trip to Douentza, Mali that included two Kellogg students and Kellogg professor Juliet Sorensen, along with two students from NU’s Feinberg School of Medicine and two students from NU’s School of Law.

This trip was an integral part of a KPPI 933, a Health and Human Rights class, and their needs assessment of the town of Douentza. By interviewing key community members, the in-country group was able to identify several possible interventions that could help improve health in this developing region. Here is Kellogg MBA student Annie Conderacci’s story, as originally posted on the Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR) Blog.