To me, health equity means that women in developing countries have safe and healthy pregnancies without fear of losing their own life or that of their child.
Abigail (Abi) Beaudette is from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Most recently, Abi worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative implementing a new integrated finance system. Abi graduated from Syracuse University and then went on to receive her Master of Public Health with a focus on global health and maternal and child health from Boston University. In between college and graduate school, Abi moved to Thailand for several months to volunteer at a clinic. While at Boston University, Abi became interested in the intersection of health and mobile technologies and how they can be used to reduce the morbidity and mortality of pregnant women and infants. Abi loves to travel and learn about new cultures and in her spare time, she can be found reading, baking, watching movies, and exploring her city. In addition to being a GHC fellow, Abi is an AmeriCorps VISTA member.