Author Archives: Elizabeth Fernandez

The Change I Can Be

Before I left Abuja on December 9 there were the final touches to be made to my project. People to meet, project charter deadlines to meet and presentations to be made, however, the most important part was making sure there were memories to carry back with me. Memories of people who made my day special […]

December 11

Life Goes On

In Nigeria it’s the change of season from Rain to Harmattan (Cooler dry season and the dry Hot season) My PULSE assignment will soon be coming to a close here and I’m glad I got to witness both seasons. It’s a bitter-sweet feeling after having lived here for over 4 months…. I’ll soon be presenting my […]

September 18

Changing Communities

The Chief (Madaki) of the Pyakasa community in Abuja, Nigeria was very happy to see us on this rainy day. We were there to ‘sensitize’ the community to the Community Based Social Health Insurance Program (CBSHIP) Only about a week ago a women died here of a very manageable health condition -Hypertension. The woman was […]

August 22

Inspiration, Ideation, Implementation

When I was given my PULSE assignment to put together marketing tools and an Implementation plan to target the neglected private sector providers in Nigeria, I didn’t think it was a big deal as I’ve worked mostly with the private sector. For my project team on the other hand this was new. The WHY behind this new initiative however […]

Change Myself,

On June 18th I attended a technology marketplace seminar at Jhpiego’s ( Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics) Baltimore office location. I was impressed with the tools they have developed for the services they offer to improve Global Healthcare. Tools for training healthcare professionals, for assessing healthcare needs and for tracking […]

June 03

My Pulse Journey Begins