TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton

TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/tcrhprinceton Motivated by the belief that access to health care is a fundamental human right regardless of physical locale, we support TropicalClinics' efforts to bring quality health care to the underserved women, children, and families in rural areas of developing nations, beginning in Kenya.

Mission: Through implementing dedicated fundraising efforts and facilitating frequent rural health activism events, TCRH chapters provide direct support for the mission of TropicalClinics.

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11/16/2016

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month!

Alzheimer's currently affects more than 5 million Americans. It is also the leading cause of dementia worldwide and is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.

Visit alz.org to learn more about the disease, what you can do, and how to honor a caregiver!

Last but not least, meet our wonderful chapter President, Cassie!!~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~Name: Cassie CrifaseCl...
10/12/2016

Last but not least, meet our wonderful chapter President, Cassie!!

~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~
Name: Cassie Crifase
Class Year: 2017
Major/Certificates: I’m concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with an emphasis on Health and Wellbeing
Hometown: Addison, IL

How many years have you been involved in TCRH?: 4 years – I joined TCRH as a freshman, served as Fundraising Chair my sophomore year, Chief Community Liaison my junior year, and I’m currently serving as our President
What is the best thing about TCRH in your opinion?: The best thing about TCRH in my opinion is being able to actively engage with and make a difference in the lives of people despite my position in the Orange Bubble.

What were you up to this summer?: This summer I spent 8 weeks in Peru and 7 weeks in South Africa. In Peru, I worked on a public health research project all around the country to address the teen pregnancy rate, and in South Africa, I was working at a rural hospital and following up on research I did for my junior Task Force regarding stillbirths and perinatal deaths.

What do you want to do in the future?: My greatest interests in the field of medicine are global and rural health, access to healthcare, and health policy, and I aspire to work particularly with women and children.

Meet Hajrah!~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~Name: Hajrah HussainYear: 2017Major: EnglishHometown: Jersey City, NJHow man...
10/09/2016

Meet Hajrah!

~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~
Name: Hajrah Hussain
Year: 2017
Major: English
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

How many years have you been involved with TCRH?: 3 years
What is the best thing about TCRH in your opinion?: The best thing about TCRH is that it allows the community of Princeton University to directly help the community served by the TCRH clinic in Kakamega, Kenya.

What were you up to this summer?: I was interning at a global health strategy company working on research into resilient health systems and various health campaigns going on in the field of global health. I was also conducting thesis research in Hudson County.

What do you want to do in the future?: I would like to participate in a community-health initiative serving my local community of Jersey City before studying family medicine in medical school.

Come to our meeting today in Frist 206 at 5 pm!!~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~Name: Angela Y. KimClass Year: 2017Major...
10/06/2016

Come to our meeting today in Frist 206 at 5 pm!!

~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~
Name: Angela Y. Kim
Class Year: 2017
Major: Molecular Biology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

How many years have you been involved in TCRH?: This is my 3rd year with TCRH. I joined as a member in my sophomore year, and I've been vice president of chaptership expansion since junior year.
What is the best thing about TCRH in your opinion?: TCRH has a strong connection with the world outside of Princeton, and everything we do contributes to addressing part of a real-world issue.

What were you up to this summer?: I was on campus starting lab work for my thesis. I'm focusing on how the permeability barrier of E. coli bacteria is strengthened during the stationary phase of growth.

What do you want to do in the future?: I am an aspiring physician, and one of the fields I'm strongly considering is pediatric surgery.

Meet Manisha! Our amazing VP of Rural Health Activism spent this summer in South Africa working at a rural public health...
10/02/2016

Meet Manisha! Our amazing VP of Rural Health Activism spent this summer in South Africa working at a rural public health facility. Come meet her and our other exec board at our first TCRH Town Hall meeting of the year, this Thursday (10/6) at 5 pm in Frist, room TBD!

~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~
Name: Manisha Kapasiawala
Class Year: 2019
Major: CBE
Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

How many years have you been involved with TCRH?: 2
What is the best thing about TCRH in your opinion?: Being a member of TCRH is a continuous learning experience for both officers and members. Whether it's through dinner discussions, movie screenings, or poster campaigns, I am always learning something new about rural health happenings across the globe.

What were you up to this summer?: This summer I spent 8 weeks in South Africa at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit, Agincourt. I spent time assisting in research on the state of the elderly in rural S. Africa, developed community feedback sheets to spread awareness of factors that affect health outcomes, and assisted in a research study on factors affecting the spread of respiratory illness in the household.

What do you want to do in the future?: I'm not exactly sure what I want to do in the future! While I am not a premed student, I am interested in rural health and health policy, particularly as it pertains to mental health, research in the field of pharmaceuticals, and health consulting. I plan to attend grad school in the future.

TCRH First Town Hall Meeting of the year on Thursday, October 6th at 5 pm!!! Location: Frist, Room TBDCome out, hear our...
10/01/2016

TCRH First Town Hall Meeting of the year on Thursday, October 6th at 5 pm!!! Location: Frist, Room TBD

Come out, hear our plans for the year, and meet our executive team members, like Nicolette Cho, our VP of Fundraising!

~Meet-the-Officers Photo Series~
Name: Nicolette Cho
Class Year: 2017
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

How many years have you been involved in TCRH: 3!!!
What is the best thing about TCRH in your opinion?: The best thing about TCRH is that I am able to make a difference and help people in Kenya receive access to healthcare.

What were you up to this summer?: For the first half of the summer, I went on a service trip to Thailand to perform music (cello) to people in poverty, disabled hospitals, and AIDS orphanages. Then for the second half, I worked in the marketing department for CNN.

What do you want to do in the future?: I am not completely sure if I am premed, but I am definitely sure that I am passionate about serving the community and helping people gain equal opportunity to healthcare.

Our clinic is now serving more than 40 patients a day!
05/04/2016

Our clinic is now serving more than 40 patients a day!

#TBT to a past rural health activism campaign. This picture may be old, but the poverty rate in Kenya is the same. @unic...
04/21/2016

#TBT to a past rural health activism campaign. This picture may be old, but the poverty rate in Kenya is the same. @unicef estimates 46% of Kenyans are living below the poverty line

So excited to participate in Princeton University 's #communiversity again this year! #TBT to Cassie Crifase, our curren...
04/14/2016

So excited to participate in Princeton University 's #communiversity again this year! #TBT to Cassie Crifase, our current TCRH President, at last year's face painting stand!

The @worldhealthorganization reports that the life expectancy of a Kenyan male at birth is 60 years - that's 16 years le...
04/05/2016

The @worldhealthorganization reports that the life expectancy of a Kenyan male at birth is 60 years - that's 16 years less than that of an American male.

#FactFriday According to the #worldfactbook by the CIA, Kenya ranks among the top 10 countries with the greatest number ...
04/01/2016

#FactFriday According to the #worldfactbook by the CIA, Kenya ranks among the top 10 countries with the greatest number of people living with HIV/AIDS

TropicalClinics - Saving Lives
03/29/2016

TropicalClinics - Saving Lives

Thank you to all the runners that came out for today's 5K and a HUGE thank you to our VP of Special Events Minjia for wo...
03/26/2016

Thank you to all the runners that came out for today's 5K and a HUGE thank you to our VP of Special Events Minjia for working so hard to put it together!! 🏃🏅

#FactFriday "Kakamega derives its modern name from the local dialect. The story goes that when European settlers first v...
03/25/2016

#FactFriday "Kakamega derives its modern name from the local dialect. The story goes that when European settlers first visited the area now known as Kakamega and were offered maize meal, the local staple food called Obusuma, they tried to emulate the eating style for which the tribe was famous. To the hosts though, the visitors were more like 'pinching' the Obusuma. The resulting administrative area was named 'Kakamega', which roughly translates to 'pinch.'"

Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day! TB is one of the world's deadliest diseases. Even in the United States, this is a ...
03/24/2016

Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day! TB is one of the world's deadliest diseases. Even in the United States, this is a disease that often goes undetected. The @worldbank estimates that only 20% of Kenyans with TB are not diagnosed. TropicalClinics' labs can perform this vital test. #TB #Tuberculosis #WorldTBDay #EndTB #March24 #TropicalClinics #Princeton #PrincetonU #globalhealth #ruralhealth #education #CDC #disease #worldbank #medicine #treatment #SDG

The halls of our clinic#tropicalclinics #kenya #kakamega #africa #health #hospital #medical #medicine #disease #preventi...
03/22/2016

The halls of our clinic

#tropicalclinics #kenya #kakamega #africa #health #hospital #medical #medicine #disease #prevention #bloodtest #501c3 #nurse #physician #doctor #clinic #nonprofit #vitality #hope #love #picoftheday #nutrition #wellness #philanthropy #charity #care #followme

Beautiful Kenya!#Kenya #Africa #tropicalclinics #health #hospital #healthcare #charity #education #medicine #medical #la...
03/21/2016

Beautiful Kenya!

#Kenya #Africa #tropicalclinics #health #hospital #healthcare #charity #education #medicine #medical #landscape #photography #capture #beautiful #501c3 #rural #ruralhealth #global #globalhealth #followme #instafollow

#TBT to our Princeton interns at the clinic in Summer 2014・・・Part of our story that we want to share is our collaboratio...
03/17/2016

#TBT to our Princeton interns at the clinic in Summer 2014

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Part of our story that we want to share is our collaboration with Princeton University. Princeton students have a chapter on campus called TropicalClinics for Rural Health (TCRH). Officially recognized as a student group on campus in October 2012, they are a truly special group of individuals (who we love) that have raised funds for our vaccination program, raised awareness in the US and most importantly some of them have volunteered at our clinic in Kakamega, Kenya. Princeton University sponsors 4 students to conduct an 8-week summer medical internship at our clinic. Those who have participated and made the trip have had a truly incredible time in Kenya. They have provided vital help with day to day healthcare services and also added value in other areas like setting up an advanced IT/computer system. As you can see we have made them a part of our family. More great photos of this program to follow!

We are always looking for new places to start chapters! Starting a TCRH chapter on your high school, undergraduate or graduate school campus is an amazing way to directly assist in bringing quality health care to underserved rural populations in developing nations (beginning in Kenya) while at the same time enhancing your leadership skills and fostering a community of students who are passionate about global health on your campus.
For any student who is interested in the chaptership program, go to tropicalclinics.org and send an email to [email protected]!!!! 😄

In addition to this program on campuses, we also have the Global Ambassadors Program for volunteers which I will discuss in my next post coming up!

We need all the support we can get in our early stages - please spread the word for us if you can!!!! Thank you!!!! #tropicalclinics #kakamega #kenya #africa #healthcare #hospital #doctor #nurse #intern #college #university #summer #rural #princeton #princetonuniversity #rural #health #medicine #medical #clinic #love #501c3 #nonprofit #charity #childcare #instafollow #followme #internship

Beautiful piece of art capturing Kakamega, Kenya."Play Time" by Eric Dowdle Dowdle Folk Art
03/16/2016

Beautiful piece of art capturing Kakamega, Kenya.
"Play Time" by Eric Dowdle Dowdle Folk Art

An update about life in Kakamega!・・・Taking a blood sample for laboratory screening at one of the TropicalClinics medical...
03/15/2016

An update about life in Kakamega!

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Taking a blood sample for laboratory screening at one of the TropicalClinics medical camps. Nobody likes 🙈 to get poked but so much can be learned from a simple blood test - potentially life-saving information! 🌞 We've diagnosed many people with Malaria this way and treated them successfully at the clinic with antimalarial medicines.
#tropicalclinics #kenya #kakamega #africa #health #hospital #medical #medicine #malaria #disease #prevention #bloodtest #501c3 #nurse #physician #doctor #clinic #nonprofit #vitality #hope #love #picoftheday #nutrition #wellness #camp #charity #care #followme

Reminder: TCRH 2016 applications are due this Tuesday 3/15!
03/12/2016
TCRH 2016 Application

Reminder: TCRH 2016 applications are due this Tuesday 3/15!

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02/20/2016
TCRH 2016 Application

Apply for TCRH 2016-2017! Click the link below or the Sign Up button at the top of the page.

Applications are due March 15th, 2016. Come to our Welcome Event 2/27 @ 1pm to learn more!

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TropicalClinics Health Center - Kakamega, Kenya
02/20/2016

TropicalClinics Health Center - Kakamega, Kenya

TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton
02/20/2016

TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton

Apply to be a member of TCRH!! Applications are due by Friday, October 9th at 11:59 pm! Here is the link to the quick ap...
10/04/2015
Tropical Clinics for Rural Health Application

Apply to be a member of TCRH!! Applications are due by Friday, October 9th at 11:59 pm! Here is the link to the quick application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GzBvJJSR3QpPb9O7xua6d92aO0qDPi9Ytk3wg3fBUoM/viewform?usp=send_form

Welcome to TCRH!!! Here are the committee explanations for your reference: Fundraising Committee: Members of the Fundraising Committee will help to plan and coordinate at least one fundraising event every month (either on-campus or off-campus) and help to keep track of the earnings from each fundrai…

09/11/2014

Stop by Frist this SATURDAY to check out the TCRH book sale, with over 100 books of all sorts! Textbooks for just $30, and other books for less than $10.

Frist tables, Saturday, 1-3pm. Be there.

Come down to Bloomberg Arch now to participate in TeamU's Pajama Run 5k and check out TropicalClinics for Rural Health a...
04/26/2014

Come down to Bloomberg Arch now to participate in TeamU's Pajama Run 5k and check out TropicalClinics for Rural Health and Circle of Women!

02/28/2014

LAST CHANCE TO GET SOME LINDT CHOCOLATE! Pay by donation to support TCRH! Come to Frist tables between now and 10pm.

Interested in Global Health? Premed? Join TropicalClinics for Rural Health!All you have to do is fill out the short form...
02/22/2014
Interested in TropicalClinics for Rural Health?

Interested in Global Health? Premed? Join TropicalClinics for Rural Health!

All you have to do is fill out the short form by 11:59pm TOMORROW NIGHT to join a committee and start helping improve access to quality healthcare in the rural areas of developing countries!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10v_n2FgIxOckqh14sGlmdgeykDBxDVkHBWwq5JEdjwI/viewform

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Princeton TCRH member! Your invaluable service will continue to help in shaping the future of the chapter as well as to further the mission of TropicalClinics Headquarters of bringing quality health care to the underserved women, children, and families in…

02/22/2014

Love Lindt chocolate?!

Come now to Frist to get some and try out new flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake and Caramel Brownie! We will be at a table by the welcome desk from 1-4pm for all of you to indulge in some chocolate and consider making a donation to TCRH!

Hey everyone! Please consider coming to our Round Table Discussion tomorrow with Princeton Anthropology Graduate Student...
11/17/2013

Hey everyone! Please consider coming to our Round Table Discussion tomorrow with Princeton Anthropology Graduate Student, Heath Pearson on November 18th from 7:30-8:30 in the Tower Eating Club Precept Room.

We will be discussing a short paper on public health by Dumont, et al. Please click the link below for paper!

http://cl.ly/0D3I2h3V3s2c

11/17/2013

This Friday, Fruity Yogurt will donate 20% of the profits that they make from sales to Princeton student (just need to show your prox!) to TCRH! Be sure to stop by to show support in our efforts to bring adequate healthcare to rural areas on developing nations, starting in Kenya.

TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton's cover photo
10/09/2013

TropicalClinics for Rural Health: Princeton's cover photo

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General information

The TCRH chapter at Princeton is led by an Executive Board and Committee Chairs: President: Cassie Crifase '17 VP of Operations: Hajrah Hussain '17 VP of Rural Health Activism: Manisha Kapasiawala '19 VP of Outreach and Publicity: Noah Beattie-Moss '19 VP of Special Events: Minjia Tang '18 VP of Chaptership Expansion: Angela Kim '17 VP of Fundraising: Mina Henaen '17 Chief Campus Liaison: Nicolette Cho '17

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