Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov
16

One Year Older and Wiser: Celebrating My Birthday!

birthday box

Last weekend and early this week I celebrated my birthday here in Ghana. It was a really cool experience to turn a year older in a foreign country. I flashed back to last year when I had my birthday in Washington, D.C. with friends. We went out for African food at this amazing Ethiopian restaurant …

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Nov
14

The Malaria Debate

mosquito

Part of my daily health regiments ¬†here is taking anti-malaria medication. Since I have been in Ghana, I have been a part of many discussions around taking medication as a preventative measure. There are two main controversies around these prophylactics. The first is a public health issue. I discovered this when talking to a friend …

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Nov
01

Polio Vaccine Day in the Villages

inking newborn

On Saturday, I woke up at 6:15 am to travel to Amasaman, the largest village in a 5 mile radius and met a group of volunteers at the hospital there. All week, volunteers from different Rotary groups have been traveling to villages all over Ghana to deliver polio vaccines to children under ¬†5 years of …

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