Category Archives: Tropical Lab Initiative (TLI)

December 11

‘I love that company’

During my assignment in Ghana I have spoken to a few pharmacists. When I tell them I work for GSK, they become positively excited even to the point of saying (Quote) ‘I love that company’. ‘Why?’ you may ask. Well, it’s because GSK has a reputation for making and supplying medicines of high quality whose therapeutic effects are fully predictable. In […]

June 30

Welcome to 🇬🇭 Ghana

Finally, my PULSE assignment begins. I will be working with the Tropical Lab Initiative in Tontokrom, Ghana. TLI is an integrated program improving the diagnostic capacity of rural, remote settings in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to treatable infectious diseases. Since making the application in January, I have been thinking about what it will […]

February 12

Chapter 5: “The chameleon changes colour to match the earth….”

I am here again after my Christmas break…it is been quit. A long time without writing and, perhaps, my “inspiration” has gone while I was in Spain and I need more time to adapt myself again after my break…or may be too much work, because I am in the discount time and I need to […]

December 16

Chapter Four: ‘To be over the moon’.

Here I am again! This time it will be shorter, I promise (never do this…sometimes it’s impossible). As always you can check the Spanish /English version in https://pablocastanedaghana.wordpress.com/  (You can also find something different in the staff’s blog, this is a suggestion of my Mentor, thank you Simon for your help.) There is only one […]

October 23

Chapter 2. “This is Africa and also…..THIS IS AFRICA (TIA)”

I´d like to keep talking to you about my experience in Ghana, I thought it could be useful to have something that could come with us during all the story, like a nexus….one sentence for each chapter, doesn’t  looks bad…. In the first post, I spoke about the expression “do not cross the bridge till […]

March 18

I am Experiencing My Pulse Every Moment – Kindling Hope ♣ & Happiness Around ♥

“Hands Raised to Serve are More Blissful then Hands Raised to Pray”.

December 02

Self-sustainability symbolizes success

Sorry for the tongue-twisting tantalizing title.  It has been a couple of months since I last blogged about my GSK PULSE assignment with the Millennium Villages Project Tropical Laboratory Initiative in the Bonsaaso cluster of villages in Ghana.  The reason for the delay was due to waiting for the outcome of some important interactions with […]

September 09

Small Changes Save Lives

I am gratified and proud to announce that the new Generator is here at the TLI lab in the Bonsaaso cluster of Ghana, and that I was able to facilitate the expedited funding, delivery and installation of the unit, which is critical to lab performance since there are power outages every day.  Thanks so much […]

August 14

Walking in the Footsteps of Giants

It is the end of the second week of my PULSE assignment for GSK in Ghana for the Tropical Laboratory Initiative and it has been a busy one.  As always the views in this blog represent my own opinions and not those necessarily of GSK or the Millenium Villages Project.  It has been rough getting used to […]