Sierra Leone Roots: Perspective of a First-Generation American on Identity & Maternal and Child Health in Sierra Leone

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Miatta Goba

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Miatta Goba is a first-generation American. Her parents are from Sierra Leone, and Miatta lived there to age five. Miatta returned to Sierra Leone in 2017 and witnessed the severe need for improved health outcomes for maternal and child health. Her visit increased her awareness of the maternal mortality crisis in Sierra Leone along with her identity, how she is perceived, and her vantage point in both countries.

Miatta is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Temple University and has over 5 years of experience in Public Health.

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