Breastfeeding Practice Research in Rwanda

Charlotte and I have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda! We are a team of three (April, the medical student, will arrive in two weeks after her finals have finished) and our project is entitled, “Preparing Mothers for Breastfeeding: A Survey of the Breastfeeding Practices Recommended to Mothers”. This project was initially conducted by two UVa medical... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Baid wa Matisha

July 17, 2017 Last week we visited a school in rural Morocco, particularly in the area of Ourika, which is about thirty minutes out of Tahanaout. The town is beautiful and full of culture. We went to see the progress of the school in terms of the partners (director, teachers, parent teacher association, and students)... 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 →

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