Category Archives: PATH

November 16

Profiles: PATH

Hang is a Project Assistant with the Healthy Markets team in PATH Vietnam, working on improving access to health-related goods and services. The Healthy Markets program aims to grow a viable commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the need of vulnerable populations in Vietnam. Hang began working with PATH seven years ago, […]

November 14

Profiles: PATH

Dr. Huong is one of PATH’s longest-standing employees. Since joining PATH in 1997 as a Project Officer, he has worked across a broad array of projects in vaccine introduction, maternal and child health, malaria control, and many more. Many of the projects which Dr. Huong introduced and contributed to over his career at PATH are […]

October 31

Profiles: PATH

For the past seven weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working from PATH’s office in Hanoi with the Global Health Security team in developing the organization’s response to AMR. My time in Vietnam is especially fortuitous as PATH is gearing up to Antibiotics awareness month with a range of activities in support of infection prevention […]

June 29

AMR 101

In 2015, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, a massive political commitment was made towards tackling one of the greatest health challenges that few had heard of or considered. Antimicrobial resistance has since risen to the top of the Global Health policy agenda, as international public health institutions, governments, health authorities and private companies […]

June 16

A new path

  “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”  – Margaret Mead, The World Ahead This month, I’m delighted to be joining PATH, a Seattle-based NGO which works towards developing solutions to global health challenges by engaging public and private partners worldwide. PATH drives innovation based […]

October 27

Field Trip to the EMBA Conference in Glasgow

Finally, the rainy season has started in Seattle after more than 2 months with mainly good weather and lots of sun. So I jump at the opportunity to sit down in the comfortable warmth of my fireplace and write about my attendance to the EMBA conference in Glasgow. In my third month volunteering at PATH […]

October 11

Moving Forward With A Broken Heart….

This entry was intended to be a light-hearted look at my recent experiences at the Hanoi Pride Event, comparing and contrasting with my attendance at several Las Vegas Prides. I promise I will cover that, but my heavy heart won’t allow me to write that piece in light of events that took place in my […]

September 08

Bicycle trip to Vashon Island

This blog is about a great leisure bicycle trip I’ve done one of the previous Sundays – enjoy the reading. That Sunday I woke up early in the morning, gazed out of the window and there was a brilliant dark blue sky, confirming what the weather app has indicated the evening before. The previous days […]

September 03

I Didn’t Punch a Bus Today

When you’re in unfamiliar surroundings and alone, without your support network, the stresses that would normally just roll off your back like water off a duck’s backside can well up and lead to a high jacking of one’s amygdala. That’s the part of the brain that controls the “fight or flight” response. I saw it […]

August 22

Seattle, here I come

For quite a long time everything seemed so unreal and so far away but tomorrow it is three weeks that I’ve arrived in Seattle for my international Pulse assignment with PATH. The 1st of August, was the big day. I headed to the airport at 5:45 in the morning, checked in the luggage, boarded the […]

July 25

One Month in the Blink of An Eye

Wow! One month working with PATH and living here in Ho Chi Minh City, or HCMC for short, has already gone by. I know it sounds cliché, but the time truly seems to have flown. It’s been a whirlwind of activity, as I have found an apartment, learned where to shop and eat, explored and […]

July 21

You’ll Never Be Lonely In Vietnam….

Those were the words of a lovely young woman that struck up a conversation with me in an amazing French bakery called Saint-Honore in the trendy, expat section of Hanoi called West Lake.  Finding delightful baked goods anywhere in the world is one of my not so hidden talents!  Vietnamese cuisine is delicious and fresh […]

July 01

Settling In

After nearly 30 hours of travel I arrived here in Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam around midnight 22Jun17 wrung out and ready for bed. After a surprisingly sound sleep, I was ready to for my first foray into this booming metropolis. With confidence, since I had done my research, I ventured down to the hotel […]

June 27

And so it begins…..

The butterflies are beginning to dissipate.  The feelings of anxiety and doubt are gradually being replaced by unbridled excitement and anticipation!  I am boarding a flight to LA to Tokyo to Hanoi in about 36 hours!  Total flight time is around 25 hours! I have many books and movies downloaded to help me pass the time, […]

June 05

Anxiously at peace

Is that title a bit oxymoronic? I suppose so, but it truly is what I’m feeling at the moment. Two weeks from today I begin my journey as a PULSE volunteer, as I leave comforts of Bloomington, Indiana (population 83,500) and home and head to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, population of 17,000,000 or so […]