VAW Global Health Alliance

About VAW Global Health Alliance

VAW Global Health Alliances (VAW Global) is a global health and development organization committed to cultivating sustainable and equitable partnerships with local communities and professionals through support and capacity-building for essential and accessible health services. Our focus is to work hand-in-hand with local initiatives and leaders to provide communities with improved access to medical, dental, and veterinary treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water, and health education.


Team Leader

June 2020 - June 2022 Gainesville, FL
β€œI loved the freedom that VAW Global gave me to run the club on campus and really make it my own. I was able to recruit, host meetings, create fundraisers, train interns, etc the way that worked best for me. They are also a very flexible organization so that really helped me with attending meetings and asking for guidance while being a busy college student. I also loved attending the trip that I had planned and seeing all my work come into fruition. It was very rewarding seeing all the patients and how grateful they were for our services. I also loved being given cultural exploration days while on the trip because my team and I were able to explore Peru and see Machu Picchu which was a total bucket list moment!”

Team Leader

June 2021 - May 2022 Cusco, Cusco
β€œIn May 2021, I traveled to San Pedro, Guatemala as a dental intern. I had such a positive and motivational experience that I decided to become the Michigan State University Dental Team Leader for a May 2022 trip to Cusco, Peru. My overall experience with VAW Global has been outstanding. The VAW staff works relentlessly to make sure that intern trips are planned with organization, go smoothly, and result in the best outcome for both interns and patients served. ”
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