Final Photos from Armenia

After several weeks in Gyumri, we returned to Yerevan (the capital city) to give a presentation at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) on our preliminary findings. We invited our community partners, AGBU interns, & the public to attend. In addition to the presentation, we organized a photo exhibition featuring images that Santiago Roca, an... Continue Reading →

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Togo Togo, Ching Ching: Beyond the Data Points

M&E. Developing proper tools of evaluation. Measuring impact. Epidemiology. Stats and data collection. Using GIS to see the trends. We live in a data driven world, and in development data is the new king. I have a tendency to think of data collection, periodic project evaluation, etc as the necessary homework of development work. It’s... Continue Reading →

Last Week in Mbarara, Uganda

July 26, 2017 Hi everyone! I’m wrapping up my eighth week here in Mbarara, Uganda! The last two months have flown by. I have absolutely loved my time here, and I am sad to be leaving in just two short days. Today, Emmanuel and I gave our final presentation to the research team at Epicentre... Continue Reading →

First Weekend in Morocco

July 1, 2017 We landed in Marrakech on Wednesday June 28th, we were picked up from the airport and taken to Riad Jardin del’abdous. Our directors were still on Eid break so we had to stay at a hotel in Marrakech for two days so we picked a Riad, which is common among tourists. The... Continue Reading →

Making Vision Visual

Thursday July 6th 2017 Currently, we are in the third phase of the Yedea project, which is analyzing the data we have collected from the hospital, and using the Design Thinking approach to understand what Telemedicine in Koforidua should look like by collaborating with Ghanaian students. After working with the Ghanaian students today, we went... Continue Reading →

Drafting Ideas

Wednesday July 5th 2017 We had a WAGiLabs session this morning and met with our Ghanaian collaborators right after. We worked on components of our Design Brief and presented our drafts to each other for feedback.    Religious and superstitious beliefs seem to influence people’s perception of disease and healing. I recall from one of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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