Author Archives: Binita Patel

It’s Goodbye Ghana…

I’ve reached my last day here in Ghana a little over six months after I first arrived last year. I am looking forward to catching up with friends and family at home of course, but I’ll also be sad to say goodbye to a wonderful life and good friends here in Ghana too. I’m not […]

Sustaining the model – achieving community engagement

It’s election week here in Ghana, there is excitement all over the country with media broadcasts debating the pros and cons between the various political parties and the presidential candidates. Ghana is a relatively young democracy and the public demonstrate their enthusiasm and engagement in the election process, attending rallies and debates or in general […]

Happy at Halfway

Mid October marks the halfway mark on my assignment with Jhpiego in Ghana. Three months in with three months left to go, and I remember a comment from my first blog, ‘The next six months is going to be busy!’ I’m not sure I would have predicted the three months that followed, but I can say […]

Out and about in the Western Region

I went whale watching this weekend! It was such an amazing sight and we were lucky enough to get quite close to the whales. The original plan had been to spend an afternoon fishing, but as the fish weren’t biting we opted for plan B and were very happy to see fin (razorback) whales. It […]

August 20

News, views and data

I’ve been here in Ghana for 1 month now and I’m sure all PULSE volunteers say it, the time has flown by. In the last four weeks, much of the news has been of the death of the Ghanaian President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the first time in Ghanaian history that a sitting president […]

Week 1 with Jhpiego, Takoradi, Ghana

My first week into a PULSE assignment with Jhpiego in Ghana coincides with my 6th year anniversary with GSK. I really couldn’t have imagined I’d be here 6 years ago and I can’t imagine a better place to be right now! I arrived in the capital Accra and then travelled to Takoradi where I will be […]