If you are reading this post, it means that my PULSE assignment has been confirmed!
I’m extremely excited and to be honest… it’s really hard to find the right words to define feelings, hopes and expectations. Maybe that’s part of the challenge? 😉
Somehow I still can’t believe this is happening! Therefore I would appreciate your help!
Let’s keep this blog alive. Please feel free to add comments, share your opinions and thoughts and ask questions. All ideas are very welcome!
Let’s record the journey which is just about to start and make it last, hopefully, not only on the Internet but in our hearts.
Otherwise in few months time I will be back at home thinking: No, this hasn’t happened at all… 😉
For those who would like to understand what am I talking about, just briefly on “who, what, where, when, why”:
I will be working for 6 months alongside Clinton Foundation – Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Kigali, Rwanda on drug and health commodities supply management. We will work on medical supply chain strategy development and its implementation. The objective is “to build a supply chain system that is robust and has in place mechanisms for continuous improvements in forecasting & quantification, annual planning & budgeting, order & distribution planning for pharmaceuticals and other health commodities.”
Great work has already been done by previous volunteer (thank you!) and therefore part of my role will also be assuring those recommendations are fully implemented and embedded.
Challenging? Of course! Lots to do, learn & share. And that’s what makes this experience so amazing!
When it comes to the “why”, you would get different answers from all 2013 Pulse volunteers. Something is in common though; it’s that inner force that is driving us. Do you remember what George Mallory answered when asked: “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” He said: “Because it’s there”.
I like trekking and Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills. This is my kind of Everest.