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I’ll miss…

Julia and I, having completed the distribution, are heading home! Inspired by Vilas’s recent post, I thought I’d list the things I’ll miss most about Ghana (in no particular order). Coke. I will miss African Coke made with sugar cane … Continue reading

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Distribution!

Friday and Saturday we ran five distributions and gave away around 2,000 free bed nets to seven communities in rural Ghana! It feels so great to have completed this vital part of our project and so rewarding too. Most of … 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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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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Meeting a chief

So the bednet project is moving along. We have submitted Ghana IRB and are awaiting its approval before we can proceed. There are still a number of ends to tie up with our local NGO partners before we can proceed … Continue reading

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The fourth of July in Ghana

there were none of these: but there was a lot of other coolness. We signed up for the Marine fourth of july party at the U.S. embassy in Accra and spent all afternoon there from 12pm until 5:30pm. We spent … Continue reading

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