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Sana Malik, DrPH candidate, International Health

Refugee Center
A refugee center on the Somali border in Ethiopia

Sana, who is pursuing her DrPH in International Health, received the Goodermote Humanitarian Award Scholarship in 2009. The award has allowed her to pursue her passion to work with refugees and displaced populations in a global context. Most notably, she’s been able to work with the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Shannon Doocy, Sana travelled to Ethiopia to help develop a balanced score card evaluation methodology for assessing provision and quality of facility-based services in refugee camp settings. The evaluation methodology can be implemented in a variety of emergency contexts in only 1 to 2 days. It was first tested in three camps on the Somali border of Ethiopia and a second test is planned for Ghana this summer. Without the award Sana would not have been able to take part in this exciting develop that will soon be a staple evaluation tool for emergency relief efforts.