When you sit down and think about where you’ve been, it may come as a surprise to realize how many versions of you there have been. I miss being in high school in Kenya, where the only things that mattered were that letter from an admirer at a neighboring boy’s school, Drama Club competitions, and […]
Spending the afternoon with a roomful of beautiful women who have survived breast cancer and are thriving 31 years , 10 years or even 6 months after treatment really makes you sit up straight. These women were full of smiles, positivity and joy of spirit despite what many may feel is a death sentence. Days […]
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. […]