Nigerian doctor brings Israeli health practices back home

Video: Sunday Olasanmi is one of 16 African students learning at Hebrew University to improve the public health of their home countries.

By BENJAMIN SPIER
July 6, 2011 16:27
Sunday Olasanmi

Sunday Olasanmi 311. (photo credit: Benjamin Spier)

 
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Growing up in a poor home in Nigeria, Sunday Olasanmi never expected to become a doctor.

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Yet it was his desire to help the people of his country that gave Sunday the drive to finish medical school, and ten years later that same desire has brought Sunday to Israel.

Olasanmi is studying for a master of public health at Hebrew University, through the scholarship of the Pears Foundation.

Every year, the Pears Foundation sponsors 16 African students to come and learn in Hebrew University’s public health and nutrition programs.

The students then return to their home countries to implement the health strategies they learned in their studies.

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