Notes from the Field

Cholera in Haiti: One Student’s Journey into the Epidemic

August 10, 2012 in Notes from the Field

In late May, Meghan Dhaliwal and I started our student fellowships at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a Washington, DC based non-profit that provides grants to international journalists to cover underreported issues.  As part of a campus consortium partnership, Boston University offers one fellowship from both the School of... More

Reflecting on the APHA Conference: Big Venue and Big Dreams

November 10, 2010 in Notes from the Field

The American Public Health Association annual meeting in Denver this year presented the usual overwhelming array of scientific sessions, booths, and events, all set in a cavernous exhibition center that required a GPS to find your way around. On top of that, 11,500 people milling around attempting to decipher... More

Six Hours, Five Babies to Catch: CGHD’s Monica Onyango is a Midwife in Kenya

October 15, 2010 in Notes from the Field

My most recent trip to my home country of Kenya was in September 2010. As I usually try to do on these visits, I took part in a few nursing and health-related programs while I was there. I do this periodically to update my clinical skills, keep in touch with... More

Destination Johannesburg: CGHD’s Bill MacLeod describes moving his family to South Africa

August 31, 2010 in Notes from the Field

Just one week ago, I moved my family to Johannesburg, South Africa, where I will be the CGHD South Africa field director, based with the Health Economics & Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) for the next two years. My family (myself, my wife, and our two children, ages 7 and 11)... More

CGHD’s Program Manager Anna Knapp Reflects on LUNESP

November 24, 2008 in Notes from the Field

In October, the red earth of the Copperbelt Province is thirsty, the purple jacaranda and flame trees are in full bloom, and the heat is strong and unrelenting in the afternoons. One year ago this week, I made my first trip to this north-central area of Zambia bordering the Democratic Republic... More