Conrad Koczorowski

Notes Home: Taking risks

Conrad Koczorowski 04/12/2013

If my internship were to be syndicated as a television show the opening sequence would go something like this: The protagonist is jolted out of sleep by the persistent sound of his mobile-alarm telling him that it is sev-en oh-clock, time to wake up . He grumpily reaches over...

Yun Peng

Notes Home: Walking Amongst Them: Nutritional Assessment Field Experience from Rural Tanzania

Yun Peng 04/12/2013

I recently returned from a three week field data collection exercise in Simiyu, Tanzania, as part of a nutritional assessment project. We were interested in the level of malnutrition, underweight and stunting for children between 6 months to 5 years of age. We were also interested in the prevalence...

Samia Tecle

Notes Home: The Culture-Health-Human Rights Nexus

Samia Tecle 22/11/2013

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself[herself] and of his[her] family, including good, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services. (emphasis added) Article 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) What is the...

Heidi Parker

Notes Home: Delivering healthy babies

Heidi Parker 22/11/2013

One of my roles as the Training (Capacity Building) Intern at AMREF Tanzania has been to update and revise the Training Database that currently exists. When I saw the current database, I noticed it had not been updated since 2011. In order to be most useful for the AMREF...

Emily Royal

Notes Home: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - Where to start?

Emily Royal 21/11/2013

Early this month, I found myself in Awash, Ethiopia for a Linking and Learning workshop for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) organized by AMREF Netherlands. AMREF staff from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia presented materials on both of these programming streams,...

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