Eyerusalem Tessera

Notes Home: Data monitoring

Eyerusalem Tessera 11/11/2013

In September, I got an opportunity to travel to Nyandarua County in Kenya to conduct a Routine Data Quality Assessment (RDQA). The purpose of RDQA is to assess and improve the quality of HIVAIDS data that is submitted from health service providers (health dispensaries, clinics, health centers and hospitals)...

Rachel Levee

Notes Home: One month left to go

Rachel Levee 05/11/2013

With one month left to go on my AMREF internship, I am a bit of a hodge podge of emotions. You can catch me one hour saying how psyched I am to get home (and maybe also psyched to leave Addis Ababa) and the next I am in pre-mourning...

Jordan Jarvis

Notes Home: My experience working with AMREF during the Westgate Attacks in Nairobi

Jordan Jarvis 05/11/2013

On September 21, 2013 at about 1 p.m., I received a warning from a friend to stay away from Westgate Mall. She had heard that shots were being fired in the mall, from what was suspected by many as a bank robbery at that time. Living in a city...

Conrad Koczorowski

Notes Home: The "right conditions" for family planning

Conrad Koczorowski 05/11/2013

Regular readers will recall last month s mention of the Staying Alive! project. To re-cap: the Staying Alive! project is a three-year project being launched in three districts of Eastern Uganda (Soroti, Katakwi and Serere). The project tackles the most pressing issues affecting women s health, such as proper...

Yun Peng

Notes Home: The price of a girl’s future

Yun Peng 05/11/2013

One of AMREF s recently completed projects is a gender needs assessment conducted in northern Tanzania. It is part of a maternal, newborn and child health initiative that includes a gender dimension to its work. Census surveys in nearby Shinyanga region (used as a proxy) found that women here...

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