Category Archives: AMREF

Working to create better health for Africa.

November 08

Global Procurement Newsletter Article

Life in Tanzania I have now been in Tanzania for 3 months – time is really flying here. As a reminder, I am working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian working at the country office for Amref Health Africa. This office is responsible for implementing the projects that have been funded by donors (like GSK). My […]

September 14

The power of sharing

My second month in Tanzania seems to have flown by, mostly due to the fact I have been travelling for the last 2 weeks. The first trip was to Zanzibar, to meet up with 2 fellow PULSE volunteers, Adrianne and Adrianna both who are based in Nairobi, Kenya. Being the only PULSE volunteer in Dar, […]

August 09

Making a change

  I have now been in Tanzania for 1 month! In some ways I feel like I’ve lived here for a long time, but on the other hand, time is flying! The NGO that I am working for, Amref Health Africa, is an Africa led organization present in 9 African countries. I am working in […]

July 14

First impressions

Karibu! So luckily the two infamous suitcases did close and my flight to Dar Es Salaam was gloriously uneventful. I’ve been to some pretty chaotic airports before (Delhi and La Paz come to mind) but nothing could prepare me for Dar Es Salaam airport. I managed to get my way through immigration and to baggage […]

July 04

My PULSE Journey!

Today at 10pm, I will be boarding a flight to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. However, my journey to get to here started around 8 months ago, when I asked my manager if she would be supportive if I applied to the PULSE programme. After gaining approval from management, I started the lengthly application form and […]

June 04

Amref’s Surgical Outreach Programme- Fistula Campaign

It feels strange to be writing this blog after having returned home almost 2 months ago – just as the next set of PULSERs are getting ready to go out on their assignments! Nevertheless, I think it’s important to share my experiences with you all whilst it’s still fresh in my mind. Living in the […]

May 09

Amref Health Africa- Celebrates 60 years…

  Dear family and friends, It’s been a while since I last communicated with you and although I’m now back in the UK, I wanted to share with you some of the ups and downs of my last few weeks of my PULSE journey and little bit more about my NGO. There are genuine reasons […]

December 21

Bringing water to communities…..

Hello readers. I thought I’d try and finish the 2nd part of my Kajiado ARP graduation blog before starting my Christmas vacation. This piece is about the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) project. Where people don’t have access to clean water, life can be very harsh indeed. Although I’d experienced fairly basic conditions living in […]

December 08

Humble Yourself or Life Will Do It for You

From since July 2017, I have had the privileged to work with Amref Health Africa UK for a six-month secondment based in Angel, London. A commutable PULSE assignment but one that took some adjustment from having the benefit being able to walk to GSK House daily. An earlier start and finish to my day, I […]

November 27

Carol’s story…..

Some stories that move you ….. There are some stories that move you and you want to share and raise awareness …….this is one such story with a happy ending – this is Carol’s story …. I was privileged to be invited to Amref’s fund raising golf tournament last Friday, ‘The Fistula Golf Challenge’ at […]

October 29

Video Blog: Rural Uganda, a near death experience and GSK Uganda Orange Day

In this video blog I share my experience of traveling to rural Uganda to see the great work Amref is doing. I also share details of my visit to South Africa and complete an Orange with the GSK Uganda team to refurbish a hospital in Kampala.  

October 06

“Pole, pole”

“Not all those who wander are lost” J.R.R. Tolkien “Pole, pole” es una frase que se utiliza muy a menudo y que significa poco a poco, como el hit del verano, despacito. Mi segunda semana ha sido más positiva en términos de adaptación, en parte, también ha ayudado que me he escapado el fin de […]

September 26

Almost ready to fly and begin this incredible journey!

It seems like a long time since I submitted my application and received confirmation of my match with Amref Health Africa, Head Quarters, Nairobi at the end of March 2017. When I heard of my match (Data Quality Advisor) in Kenya, I was thrilled to bits as this is one of several countries on my […]

July 10

Week 1 Video Blog – A trip to A&E and a meeting with the Minister for Health

My first video blog explains how I ended up in A&E in my first week, what I learnt from Uganda’s Minister for Health and an overview of my role with Amref Health Africa. Many thanks to the staff at International Hospital Kampala who were fantastic. Please let me know if you have any questions or […]

January 17

180 days in Africa!

1st day: Take me back home! Last day: I don’t want to leave Tanzania! What happened in between? That is what I will try to summarize in the following lines; I learned in 180 days more than I have learned in my past 5 to 7 years may be! These days changed my life, now […]