Author Archives: Monika Strengert

December 04

What we ultimately work for at GSK!

Let me start by directly introducing you to this unassuming “grey box”! It is a GeneXpert device located at the Stephen Robert and Pilar Crespi Robert Regional Reference Laboratory in Mirebalais, Haiti where I have spent the past five months on my PULSE assignment. I had already been aware about the GeneXpert technology for HIV […]

July 26

An unexpected beginning….

Monday July 23 marks the 3-week anniversary of my arrival in Haiti to work as associate to the lab director of HUM (Hospital Universitaire Mirebalais) as part of the 10-year anniversary cohort of PULSE – GSK’s skill-based volunteering program. A starting period that was in multiple ways dominated by protests, roadblocks and unrests starting in […]