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A series of haikus about a series of events.

He chose the cafe. “I cannot work here,” he whined. A group move ensued. We began at last. But when his phone rang he left. Captive audience. He watched us standing by our two heavy boxes. Thanks for all your … Continue reading

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When in Benin…

Here is a haiku about my experience at the Ministry of Health today: They leave one by one. Soon, we’re sitting there alone. Successful meeting. Until next time, Lauren

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Piecing Together the Nepal Project

I wrote a blog post that was featured on VaxTrac’s website about our work in Nepal. I’m posting it here too because I haven’t yet gone into detail about the work we do at VaxTrac. Enjoy! Part I: Vial to … Continue reading

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Namaste Nepal

Namaste is my first Nepali word.  I first heard it when we arrived at the small airport in Kathmandu and a woman in front of us greeted the immigration officer by putting her two palms together as if in prayer and saying … Continue reading

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It’s only the beginning, after all.

I thought it was over.  I bought a cake. I said my goodbyes.  I left.  I thought it was over, which is why I mourned so heavily over leaving. But what I didn’t take into account was how fundamentally I had … Continue reading

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My Work Here is Done

March is here: my 27th and final month as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  I have one more week in site, and nineteen short days left in Nicaragua.  I’m not crying because I’m in denial.  So it goes. During the month … Continue reading

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Of Late, with Photos

PEPFAR Conference: 24-26 October 2012 Between August and October of this year, second year health volunteers organized several conferences on HIVaids throughout the country.  In the north, we focused our conference on the vast migrant worker population, due to the … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Jornada de Vacunación

Last March during my site visit, I was thrown into a truck that traversed rivers and mountains until we ended up in several rural communities that I haven’t seen since.  It was an exciting and confusing time.  I spent the … Continue reading

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Big Time

Well, we did it; we’ve made it to the big time.  Hold your applause. Alison, Sam, and I started a radio show in our town.  The name of our show is called Hablando un Mismo Idioma (Speaking the Same Language). … Continue reading

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Going Through Changes*

*I tried, but in the end, could not resist quoting Eminem. Deaths. Last week my municipality experienced its first maternal death of the year.  The woman who died should not have died.  Her pregnancy was high-risk as she was already the … Continue reading

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