Category Archives: Ghana culture

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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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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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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Obruni tro tro

Just came across this video of a news segment on an anthropology student who worked as a tro-tro mate (the person who calls out the tro-tro route and collects fares) on a popular route in Accra. Julia and I have … Continue reading

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