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Helping Boost Capacity - TransFORMING into a Global Health Fellow

May 30, 2013 - 2:43pm
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The first weeks with Save the Children International has really exceeded all of my expectations. I have never in my life met so many friendly and welcoming people at once. Every morning the local custom among all staff members is three kisses on the cheek, handshakes and a "bump" in the shoulder. They give so much love to each other, which I deeply admire. After a lot of reading and learning from... Read More

Senior Care Initiatives and the Challenges of the Rising Elderly Population in China

May 30, 2013 - 2:21pm
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On May 6, 2013 Project Hope launched the “Senior Care” program which will successfully benefit the elderly who live in the Tang Qiao community in Shanghai, China.  This project is a pilot program to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a community- and home-based healthcare system for seniors in the community through the funding support of Baxter International Foundation.  Project Hope has... Read More

China Raises Diabetes Awareness in the Workplace

May 29, 2013 - 10:20pm
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  The companies are generally interested in Diabetes Awareness Education Workplace Sessions.  However, as most of the working company employees are young, on average within their 20s and 30s age range, many of the Lesley Shane (GHF) and Cathy Wang (Coordinator... Read More

Communication is Critical!

May 22, 2013 - 7:19pm
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Jambo!  (Hello!)  Since the beginning of May 2013, IntraHealth International Kenya has welcomed and fully integrated me into their Capacity Kenya Project (CKP) team.  Although it’s only been a couple of weeks, I am acclimating well and am excited about what this experience will bring.  Each day has been different and I’m even challenging myself to learn Swahili.  Kuwa na siku njema! (Have a good... Read More

Working together to Fight Infectious Diseases

May 21, 2013 - 2:08pm
Time is flying. It has been six weeks since my arrival in Beijing as a Pfizer Global Health Fellow. I am working with US Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Beijing Office for four months. In this program, I work along with US and China CDC colleagues evaluating the nature of newly emerging infectious diseases, studying how contagious they are and what the diseases transmission paths... Read More

My Fellowship Project: India Kala-Azar Elimination Program

May 6, 2013 - 12:48am
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I have recently learned some details about my primary fellowship project: I will be based in New Delhi, helping CARE India to set up a new program to eradicate Kala-Azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL). VL is a disease caused by a protozoan called Leishmania donovani, and it is transmitted by Phlebotomus, a small sand fly, which bites human hosts much like a mosquito. According to the World... Read More

Diabetes in China is a large concern with much need for higher awareness

May 6, 2013 - 12:42am
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In my 3-month fellowship assignment from April 1st through to the end of June 2013, I am partnering with GBCHealth a coalition of more than 220 companies united to keep the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and non-communicable diseases (including diabetes) a global priority.  My assignment is focused on developing a new Diabetes Awareness Training Module working with GBCHealth (and... Read More

What's in a glass of water?

May 6, 2013 - 12:24am
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To walk the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an experience like no other. The confluence of sights, smells and sounds produces a rich sensory experience that is best compared to modern jazz. To a westerner, the seemingly disparate elements of people and animals, technology and tradition, and space and proximity, collide in chorus to create a culture that is oddly vibrant and harmonious. It is... Read More

An Ethiopian Love Story

May 6, 2013 - 12:24am
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This wasn't the love of sweaty palms, fluttering heartbeats and wet kisses exchanged in secret places, far from the prying eyes and disapproving looks of high-nosed adults. She knew better this time. Genet had first married young because of this kind of love. But, like most fires, the affection they shared had burned brightly at first, waned over time and eventually burned itself out. And, for... Read More

Lifelong Lessons

December 17, 2012 - 1:30am
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How do you wrap up 6 months of work in a final blog?  You don’t.  You talk about perspectives and knowledge you have gained for the last 6 months.  Learning to live in a third world country and working with an organization that does not work for profit are two of the biggest challenges of my life.  They were also two of the best.  Going into a 6 month fellowship can be an intimidating experience... Read More

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