IIP Student Profile
Melinda Munos, PhD candidate, Global Disease Epidemiology & Control Program
In Burkina Faso, Melina Munos is helping evaluate a maternal and child health program being implemented by the Ministry of Health, with technical assistance from UNICEF. Based with the local partner in country, she helped design the survey tools and develop the protocol and manuals. She will also be able to use data from the baseline survey for her dissertation. "The fact that I have spent 9 of the last 12 months in Burkina has also helped me to better understand the context for the program, the evaluation, and my dissertation research, and has given me the opportunity to build relationships with our local research partners that I hope will continue beyond this evaluation."