Author Archives: Caroline Lefebvre-Desjardins

September 12

Life in Abuja, Nigeria

I have been in Nigeria for more 2 months now. And in less than a week I will be back in France for a week off. These 2 months passed quickly, even if sometimes during free time there is nothing to do…. Here, the time seems suspended. I rediscovered the time, as I was a […]

August 16

Why CHAI employees and volunteers get up in the morning?Pourquoi les employés et les bénévoles de CLINTON HEALTH ACCESS INITIATIVE se lèvent-ils le matin?

They envision a world in which all individuals have equitable access to high-quality health care, enabling them to live healthy and productive lives with dignity and equal opportunities. Nigeria is among the highest contributors to maternal mortality in the world: Maternal death account for 32% of all deaths among women age 15-49 (33000 women each […]

July 13

It is not the strongest of the species that survies nor the most intelligent that survies. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change ” Charles Darwin

It is now 2 weeks that I arrived in Nigeria. I did not expect, by landing at the airport, to discover such a “green landscape”, but it is true that we are in the rainy season!! Picture 1 : Abuja After 1 week-end in a hotel, I decided to move in a flat close the Clinton Health […]

June 30

“This always seems impossible until it is done” Nelson Mandela

Tomorrow I will arrive on another continent: AFRICA It seems I don’t forget anything, I hope!! Because the last month there’s a lot to do in a short time, a lot to think while continuing to work. Thank to my friends, family, colleagues, my 2 beloved daughters and my adorable husband for their unwavering support […]

June 03

Go to Abuja in Nigeria….

I decided last year to applied on a Pulse assignment.  I can finally share that I will be going on a PULSE assignment to support CHAI (Clinton Health Access Initiative). I will be working on the Family planning Daschboard.  I will be leaving  the first of July and will return at beginning of January in […]