Author Archives: Dorothy Aikin

Half Way There

I can hardly believe that I’m already halfway through my assignment here in Nairobi. The time is truly flying by and it makes me a little sad to think that it will be over before I know it. This month I’ve been doing some laboratory audits to determine what pieces are still missing for the […]

Attending a Few Classes

AMREF facilitates numerous different classes related to the lab and quality systems. I had the opportunity to observe some of the sessions over the past month and also helped facilitate some. The courses include a Laboratory Management Class, Refresher Training in Good Diagnostic Practices, Disease Surveillance, and Laboratory Audits and Quality Control. I found the […]

One Month In

It’s hard to believe I’ve already been in Nairobi for a month. It seems like I just got here. This experience has been flying by! I am feeling good about my assignment so far. I’m working on improving the quality systems in the AMREF lab so that they can become accredited in the future. I […]

First Real Meeting

As I was walking into work on Monday I ran into Jane and Julius (the director of the clinical department and head of the lab) driving off site somewhere. They stopped and invited me to go with them to a meeting. I said sure, jumped in the vehicle, and off we went. At this point […]

Heading for Nairobi

Today was my last day working at GSK in Zebulon for 2012. It was definitely weird to say “see you next year!” to everyone as I left. I have an amazing group of co-workers and I will miss them quite a bit while I’m in Kenya. Everyone wished me luck, told me to be safe, to avoid […]