Author Archives: claramarr

September 10

Who CAREs?

How does my assignment fit into the bigger picture? Well, let me first give you a brief intro about my NGO – CARE India CARE now stands for ‘Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere‘, it has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty through improvement in the lives and livelihoods […]

August 12

KA Field Visits

Hi there, In July I had lots of opportunities to meet Government officials and NGO personnel at various meetings and field visits – went on a 2-week field trip in Bihar and West Bengal, about 1800km away from my Delhi apartment! Regional Review Meeting of Kala-azar (KA) Elimination for Programme Officers, 11-12 July 2013 This […]

My first 2 weeks with CARE

Hi there, I arrived in New Delhi on Fri 21 Jun 2013 and started my first day at the CARE India office. The week after (24-28 June) I was on my first field visit to Patna, Bihar (about 1.5 hours flight from Delhi) to understand the Kala Azar (KA) situation there as the Bihar State […]

June 18

Working with CARE

Namaste (Greetings/Good day), Can’t believe it is nearly time for me to fly out to New Delhi, on Thursday 20th June! I’m very excited and a bit nervous to be spending the next 6 months working with CARE India, supporting their fight against kala azar (black fever, visceral leishmaniasis). I’ll be working on a new […]

May 28

Going to India

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my PULSE blog, in a few weeks time I’ll be flying from London to New Delhi to start my PULSE assignment with CARE India. I’ll be working on a public health project related to the control & elimination of Kala Azar (Leishmaniasis). A couple of weeks ago we had an 2-day […]