Preparing for the “Guppie Tank” in Ghana

Today, the Yedea team continued teaching WAGiLabs to the students at Wesley International School. They worked in their assigned teams to come up with a solution to a problem that is faced at their school. For the healthcare portion of our project, we sought feedback from people at the market. During our WAGiLabs session, it... Continue Reading →

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Healthcare in Peru

Greetings from Lima, Peru! We’ve been here for a little over a month now and decided to look back on our journey so far. Thanks to Philosophy Professor Jorge Secada, a limeño who splits his time between teaching at UVA in Charlottesville and living in Peru, we got accustomed to Lima pretty quickly. We’ve been... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Post Observations from Afar

Now that I’m back in the United States and Rwanda feels like a world away, I have had a chance to piece together a few aspects of Rwanda, both big and small, that surprised me. 1. Rwanda really is a “land of a thousand hills”. Although I knew before arriving that Rwanda was nicknamed the... Continue Reading →

Snapshots from Uganda

I arrived in Kampala, Uganda in May carrying a suitcase scattered with items to manage my own cleanliness, advice from those back home about what to eat and what not to eat, reminders of the importance of hand washing and washing in general, and questions about latrines, showering, and clothing, all surrounding themes of managing... 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 →

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