Yedea Team, Day 15

 Monday July 3th 2017 Today, the Yedea team traveled to Boti Falls for the Ghanaian holiday. This past weekend marked Ghana’s Republic Day. Being so close to July 4th, it allowed us to kill two birds with one stone. Boti falls is located North-east of Koforidua, and is a major tourist attraction in Ghana. Located... Continue Reading →


Saludos de Santo Domingo!

We’ve been in the Dominican Republic for seven weeks now, and opportunities to pause and catch our breath have been few and far between. If we’re not working on one thing, we’re exploring another. Our research features both a quantitative and a qualitative approach. The former utilizes a medical chart review to investigate the risk... Continue Reading →

Malaria Research in Uganda

Hello everyone! I am writing from Mbarara, Uganda, where I am working on a malaria research project with colleagues at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Our project aims to study patterns of antimalarial drug resistance through the utilization of Taqman Array Cards. In other words, we are extracting parasite DNA from infected malaria... Continue Reading →

Life in Thohoyandou, South Africa

“Ndi Matsheloni!” or good morning in Tshivenda, the primary language used in Thohoyandou, is heard throughout our home, Vevisa Lodge, when one begins his or her day. As our Madi Trial team gets ready for the day, starting off with breakfast in the kitchen, we greet other UVA students as well as the Vevisa staff... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Thohoyandou, South Africa

Good evening from Washington, D.C.! I'm writing from my home after having just returned from Thohoyandou, South Africa, the Community Health in Limpopo (CHIL) research site. ​The past few weeks were so crazy and filled with hours of field work, it's strange to be home and not working.  I thought I'd talk a little bit... Continue Reading →

Adventuring in Rwanda

Our adventure started at the bus station in Kigali, which was probably the most overwhelming experience I had yet had in Rwanda, with throngs of people, constant offers to buy brochettes (goat or beef kebabs), newspapers, soft drinks, and maps. We eventually found our bus and took the most incredible ride to Musanze, about 2.5... Continue Reading →

Finishing Up in Koforidua, Ghana

Day 5: Thursday June 22, 2017 by Morgan Brazel The Yedea team has been working hard on interviewing patients at Regional Hospital Koforidua this week. We have made great progress on our project and have talked to so many incredible individuals who have given us very thoughtful insights into the type of Telemedicine program they... Continue Reading →

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