November 16

Profiles: PATH

Hang is a Project Assistant with theHealthy Markets team in PATH Vietnam, working on improving access to health-related goods and services. The Healthy Markets program aims to grow a viable commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the need of vulnerable populations in Vietnam. Hang began working with PATH seven years ago, responding […]

November 14

Profiles: PATH

Dr. Huong is one of PATH’s longest-standing employees. Since joining PATH in 1997 as a Project Officer, he has worked across a broad array of projects in vaccine introduction, maternal and child health, malaria control, and many more. Many of the projects which Dr. Huong introduced and contributed to over his career at PATH are […]

November 13

Leonard Cheshire Disability- The Launch

Yet another exciting moment marked for Leonard Cheshire Disability and for myself, so excited to be a part of the New Leonard Cheshire Brand launch in the East Afrika Region. Ushers on duty on that day: – The event took place in Stanley Hotel, and the guest list was extensive. Representatives from prominent establishments were invited to speak at the event, […]

November 12

Lest we forget

….. For your tomorrow, we gave our today ….. Six reflections on what Remembrance means to me, in this 100th Year since the Declaration of Armistice in November 1918. For their yesterday … Lest we forget – Yesterday I felt immensely proud to wear my Scout Leader uniform and be a part of the Remembrance Parade in […]

November 12

Experience the journey from Exclusion to Inclusion

Hello friends, In my current blog, I am starting from where I left in previous blog. Yes, it is about ‘Inclusive Education’. One of my assignment objective was to assist the Project team for a successful launch of this Project. It was a great learning for me to get insights of project management and about […]

November 08

Global Procurement Newsletter Article

Life in Tanzania I have now been in Tanzania for 3 months – time is really flying here. As a reminder, I am working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian working at the country office for Amref Health Africa. This office is responsible for implementing the projects that have been funded by donors (like GSK). My […]

November 05

The Difference We Are Making

It’s been an exciting 4 months working with Theodora on this 6-month impact measurement project. Impact measurement is showing how the Giggle Doctors help to bring about positive, meaningful changes for children in hospital.   Before I joined, the charity had started to measure the benefits of a Giggle Doctor visit but being a small team, […]

November 03

The papaya tree in the neighbour’s backyard

There is a papaya tree in the neighbour’s garden, that I can see from my landlord’s kitchen. At the end of each day, I sit in the kitchen’s door steps to get a stable network signal to talk with my family. Inevitably, I stare at the papaya tree. It has been growing quite a lot […]

November 02

My African experience

  I’ve been in Sierra Leone for over four months now. It has been an incredible and unforgettable time so far; full of new experiences, emotions, and personal growth and development. It is very different from  my home in Poland. Even though I have visited North African countries before, I was told by a few […]

November 01

Goodbyes and Hellos

 “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell Part of the process of going on PULSE is to say goodbye to family, friends, and work colleagues in preparation for our time away. Everybody was supportive; after all, I […]

October 31

Profiles: PATH

For the past seven weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working from PATH’s office in Hanoi with the Global Health Security team in developing the organization’s response to AMR. My time in Vietnam is especially fortuitous as PATH is gearing up to Antibiotics awareness month with a range of activities in support of infection prevention […]

October 31

My “ordinary” dad

A personal story from me this time. My dad was born in a small town in the backwaters of Kerala, India. Anyone who has been to Kerala knows that it is covered in coconut trees and my father’s family were coconut tradesman. He was born into a large family, as was typical in those days.  […]

October 30

Foggy Adventures

“As for Phileas Fogg, it seemed just as if the typhoon were a part of his programme”      Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days When GSK launched the PULSE programme 10 years ago I knew it was for me. The opportunity to make a difference, in the heart of a community serving some of the […]

October 29

Life

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Life. The period between birth and death. The one thing that we can’t afford to be taken away from us by someone […]

October 29

Where Do We Begin?

I’ve been busy at my PULSE assignment, focusing on STEM education initiatives in Philadelphia, and it’s going great! I’ve learned a lot, taking part in as many workshops, meetings, and volunteering projects as I can; helping educators through professional development workshops; leading our initiative to recruit, train, and schedule STEM Speakers to present to students […]