MPH student accepted to 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University
Congratulations to Master of Public Health, Health Systems, Management and Policy student Amuda Mishra. Mishra will represent the school at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University, in St. Louis, MO April 5-7.
Mishra was selected from among a competitive, national pool of student applicants. As part of the initiative, Mishra developed a project title “Ujyalo,” meaning “the light,” which will provide much needed electricity to the community of Birgunj, Nepal. There she will help install a solar-water light system, providing an efficient and environmentally friendly energy source.
“With the help of one natural solar-water-light ‘bottle bulb,’ we can create approximately 55 watts of light,” states Mishra. “This natural bulb is created by adding approximately 5-7ml of chlorine to 1L of water in a soda bottle. This will not only help light up homes that are dark during daylight and have no electricity, but will also help us recycle unwanted soda bottles from the community.” Her project is inspired from “A Liter of Light” organization that has installed similar lighting systems in countries like India, Bangladesh, Peru, Cambodia and Kenya.
The Clinton Global Initiative University is hosted annually in order to bring together students, youth organizations, experts and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to global challenges. The 2013 event will be hosted at Washington University in St. Louis.