Category Archives: health

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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Bed nets

I was reminded when putting together a presentation this afternoon of just how badass bed nets are.  Not only do they reduce the number of acute infections a person gets by about half, but they also protect people within a … Continue reading

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What are ACTs?

They are artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), which the World Health Organization recommends as the first-line treatment for malaria throughout Africa.  The idea is that a combination therapy will prevent malaria parasites from becoming resistant to artemisinin, the last available malaria … Continue reading

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Fish market

This morning we visited the fish market.  As someone who likes to cook, markets are always fascinating.  This one didn’t fail to impress, with a cassava fish (a long, narrow, white fish which I hadn’t heard of before) that weighed … Continue reading

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