Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ghanaian Ingenuity

What is going on here? That is a LPG (liquified petroleum gas) tank that has been fitted in the trunk of a taxi in Ghana. I just came across this yesterday in the taxi that took us into the field … Continue reading

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Community Health Volunteer Training

Friday we spent the day training community health volunteers (CHVs) on how to administer our pre-registration survey. We have seven CHVs working with us in six communities. In sum, we are covering somewhere between 4,000 – 8,000 people but we … Continue reading

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Ahhhhh French champagne

The peanuts are good in Ghana. They are a little smaller and more crunchy than in the US. They are also really cheap. There’s a brand here called Becky Queen that’s pretty tasty. We picked up a large container of … Continue reading

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Shopping at Makola

I’m a big fan of Makola Market. At first experience it was frankly insane. It’s a giant, sprawling, packed market that spans many blocks. I’ve come to like it though. I have no idea where anything is, where I am … Continue reading

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Field Work

So we’ve selected our site to be in a collection of communities near Asesewa in Eastern Region. Yesterday, we went out to see our community partner, an organization called KLO Drivers Alliance, and meet some of the community health volunteers. … Continue reading

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Back in action

I know it’s been almost a week since I wrote a post. I wish I could say that Julia and I have been busy having a blast traveling and the like but, sadly, I cannot. We spent the better part … Continue reading

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A day in Accra…with a point and shoot

We started the day talking to Joyce and took a couple of snapshots with her. More on these later. Then we went to Osu to look for some fabric for Julia to make a dress and for some pillows. We … Continue reading

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