Dana Hag Hamed, Clear Outcomes intern, earned her BSc in Counseling and Health Psychology from Ahfad University for Women in Sudan where she graduated with honors.
While studying to earn her degree, Dana was employed by the Sudanese Ministry of Social Welfare to assist with an array of programs and projects such as the eradication of female genital mutilation, social inclusion of people living with HIV/AIDS and bridging the gender gap in education. She was also employed at UNICEF, Sudan as a temporary assistant for the Media Department at the initiation of the polio eradication campaign.
This experience, albeit short in duration, gave her an inside look into the works of NGOs and the effect such projects have on communities. She knew then that that is the line of work she is passionate about. She was soon employed at Ahfad University for Women as a teaching assistant and selected to participate in the Norwegian Peace Corp (NOREC) project to promote physiotherapy education in Sudan in participation with Bergen University College in Norway. Dana moved to Norway to participate in the project and later earned her MPhil in Health Promotion and Development from the University of Bergen.
While in Bergen, Dana also volunteered to counsel Arabic speaking refugees and created a “Health Hour” program for females in the refugee camp. She is currently completing her MSc in Global Health at Georgetown University, where served as a teaching assistant for three courses, maternal and child health, gender health and development, and global health promotion. Dana is interested in pursuing a career in Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Policy.