Meet 2021 Global Health Scholar Eluxegha Umaasuthan

McGill Global Health Scholar Eluxegha Umaasuthan is a Psychology, Minor Biotechnology student working with Family Medicine Professor Dr. Kathleen Rice.

Eluxegha Umaasuthan is a Psychology, Minor Biotechnology student and a McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholars Award. She is working with Dr. Kathleen Rice on Translation in a Rural South African Hospital: Challenges, Barriers, and Implications.

"I engaged in an extensive literature review of the role of the health care system (including Mission hospitals) (...). I also assisted with the analysis of qualitative interviews that were collected in early 2020 as part of this research study. I compiled relevant literature from reviews and extracted salient information.

The travel ban imposed following the coronavirus [pandemic] restricted me from travelling to the site of the project. However, through my research, I was able to learn about and appreciate the historical richness of Eastern Cape, South Africa. Although I was aware of colonization and its effects in the North American context in general, this project really allowed me to delve deeper into the roots of colonization in subject formation specifically. It is important to learn about the past to not repeat the same mistakes and to find the appropriate solution in the present."

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