They lowered their voices conspiratorally. The questions came out rapidly in succession and the air in the small kibanda expanded with the curiosity of a million pairs of eyes trained on me. They were braiding my hair and I reached out and traced out with my fingers, on the mirror propped up on the shelf in […]
Missing my public health work in Africa. I need to set up my vision board before the baby comes!
I miss you, public health. I really do. The traipsing about in the village, measuring MUAC amongst little chubby faced babies, meeting with expecting mothers to trumpet the benefits of family planning and spacing, working with community health workers to achieve fully-vaccinated status for all children under 1 year in their catchment areas. I even […]
Ebola is something that one can no longer ignore. USAID notes: Today the world is facing the largest and most-protracted Ebola epidemic in history and President Obama has declared it a top national security priority. “Faced with this outbreak, the world is looking to us, the United States, and it’s a responsibility that we embrace. […]
I saw him hit her and I couldn’t stop myself. I had to say something. Here is what happened. It was almost 11:00 pm, and we were headed back home after staying a short while at Jams Addis to celebrate their 1-year anniversary, and to support my friend’s reggae band (resident band performing on Thursdays […]