Category Archives: Accra

Suffering on Lost Island

This region in which we were working in Ghana is all that it looks – lush, verdant, cooler than the city, and peaceful.  We refer to it as the island from Lost. To me it seems a much more pleasant … Continue reading

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Street scenes

Below are some videos capturing the different environments we’ve experienced lately.  The first is a video of the sidewalk outside of Makola Market.  The second video is a scene from our drive from the rural community of Dzamam, where we … Continue reading

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A clinic in rural Ghana

We have selected a site in Ghana’s Eastern Region for our bed net distribution.  We are working about a 30 minute drive from a town called Asesewa.  The photos below are from a clinic serving 8000 people in the region … Continue reading

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The next big thing

Seat belts!  So I mentioned in an earlier post that I was happy the American ambassador plugged the public health message to wear our seat belts three times in the five minutes that we met him.  I think of him … Continue reading

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Good morning

The house where we’re staying in Accra is next to a pre-school.   We awaken to cool beats and squeals of delight on the many mornings when drummers perform there.

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Those ACTs

I’ve learned a bit more about ACTs since my previous post on them.  A 2004 Institute of Medicine report called Saving Lives, Buying Time recommended subsidizing ACTs to make them affordable to those who need effective malaria medicines while using combination … Continue reading

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Makola Market

Matt and I ventured into the endless bustle of Makola Market in downtown Accra yesterday.  Piled next to each other along the sides of the streets are stands specializing in single items: suitcases; polo shirts; biscuits; radios; bras; vegetables; giant, … Continue reading

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