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By Shalvi Patel

Drawing of child with another person's arm wrapped around his head
Drawing of seated girl with bowl
Drawing of youth facing the viewer

Shalvi Patel, M.D., Class of 2017 with Distinction in Global Health, has a love for both art and global health. She combines them here to portray a bigger message: most global health efforts are often left incomplete because we struggle to understand the needs of those we wish to serve, and we instead create our own ideas about what is needed, ignoring the underlying issues at hand. These incomplete and untitled pieces represent how global health projects are temporary and often leave the bigger problems unsolved. Global health is an ongoing project that must constantly be worked on - it can never be fully complete.