David Podiagué from Burkina Faso is a 33-year-old licensed nurse who has been working with the Center of Health and Social advancement at the Boulkon Epicenter since 2010.
David has witnessed firsthand the benefits that the epicenter has garnered through a partnership with The Hunger Project. Through various training sessions, community volunteers have been given the expertise to raise awareness in the fight against malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.
By working with local government, he has been able to partner with the existing local health staff in order to better tackle community health issues such as child mortality and maternal care.
He is hopeful that in the future, partner communities will be able to achieve complete self-reliance when it comes to public health matters, and will be able to fight diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.