Author Archives: Ambily B with Malaria No More UK

July 13

2. Abracadabra – as relevant today as it was to Dinosaurs.

I love magic, making the impossible happen. But, I didn’t realise until recently that “Abracadabra” was first used by physicians in the 3rd century AD in Rome, as a magic formula to ward off malaria.  Malaria has been around since the time of the dinosaurs, killing everything in its path. Even today, bats, many birds […]

July 03

1. You are amazing

It was Day 1 of training for a group of volunteers brought together for the PULSE programme, run by GSK.  We had come from different technical backgrounds, different countries and different cultures, and had only one thing in common.  We had all raised our hands to participate in helping our communities without knowing who we […]

June 14

An adventure of a lifetime begins…

When I was a little girl, I used to change my mind daily about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Amongst the many options I considered (such as a teacher, stewardess, doctor), there was always a common theme “to help people”. During my 12 years as a scientist working on molecular pathways, […]