Togo, West Africa
This summer with the help of the CSF, I travelled to Togo, West Africa as a member of the Grassroots Onsite Work team of GlobeMed at MIT. GlobeMed at MIT is partnered with Hope Through Health, an NGO that supports a system of HIV/AIDS clinics in the northern region of Togo. GlobeMed at MIT spends each year raising awareness about the HIV/AIDS situation in Togo and running campaigns on campus to raise money for the clinics. My project was to serve as a Documentarian. I spent 4 weeks collecting photographs and videos of the clinics, their staff, their patients, and daily life in Togo. Before, during, and after my trip I collaborated with Hope Through Health to provide them with visual media and development material to help their donors better understand the healthcare situation in Togo, and to help them further connect with the clinics' mission. I am currently working with HTH to make a short film about their impact improving the quality of HIV/AIDS care in Togo over the past 10 years, and the importance of working toward healthcare equity in Togo.