You can always count on SPHTM alumni to be active, involved, and taking the lead.
Call them the ambassadors for New Orleans—the city’s walking tour guides, who face the daunting task of condensing 300 years of complicated and confusing history into two hours.
Imagine having to explain to people from all over the world what a dumb idea it was to build a city on a swamp, why in less than a century it went from being founded and ruled by the French to Spanish rule for 40 years then back to the French who in the blink of an eye sold it to the United States in the famous Louisiana Purchase of 1803, which doubled the size of this country. Or how we’ve survived wars, fires, floods, hurricanes, pestilence, politicians and con artists. Learn more>>
One social enterprise in one of India's poorest areas is taking on the challenge of building public toilets. It is using the waste from the toilets to help pay for their upkeep. Alumnus Anoop Jain ('12 MPH) and co-founders Prabin Kumar and Chandan Kumar started Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI) to address the lack of clean, safe public toilets. The team have so far built toilets in five villages, each of which they say is used around 800 times a day. Learn more >>
The first of three seminars on Health, Racism and Communication will be led by Tulane alumnus Flozell Daniels Jr. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Daniels, CEO and president of Foundation for Louisiana, said Louisiana faces heightened racial disparities when it comes to mass incarceration, access to health care, affordable housing, access to jobs and entrepreneurism, coastal restoration and environmental adaptation. The nonprofit foundation, which promotes stronger communities across the state, uses these disparities to further an agenda of racial reconciliation and justice-centered action. Read more>>
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