Category Archives: UNICEF Belgium

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”.

February 12

Back to Reality or maybe not

My first impression when I arrived was to think that I came back to a quieter routine which I have to say was not an unpleasant feeling. As I said in my previous posts, I have felt stressed during my assignment especially at the beginning but I eventually adjusted to my new environment. It is fair […]

December 22

A Chemist in Burundi: Mother and Child Health Week in Bubanza

End of November is the time in Burundi for the mother and child health week. During four days, all across the country, children and pregnant mother received vitamin A supplementation, deworming tablet and are able to top up their vaccination record with a focus on the second measles injection introduced at the end of last […]

December 16

Soon the end of my mission in DRC

I cannot believe that I‘m almost at the end of my PULSE mission. Looking at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I will leave the DRC next week … I’m starting to think about things that I will miss … but also things that I will not miss 😉 ! I finish my mission on a very positive experience in […]

December 11

It’s all about cultural differences and adaptation : How to deal with timekeeping in Africa?

Something very funny to share with you today! We are currently doing a workshop on the testing of our tool to monitor the national program of vaccination in Kananga (Province of Kasai Occidental). Before to organize this workshop, I wanted to test a way to perform an After Action Review, a tool intended to collect […]

December 10

PULSE sharing experience in DRC with UNICEF – French Audio PowerPoint

Hi all, here is a French Audio Power Point about how I lived my experience of PULSE Volunteer in DRC with UNICEF. Sorry in advance for those who does not speak French … but a newsletter in French and English will be posted soon and it will be also about sharing my all experience as PULSE Volunteer. Hope you […]

December 05

Perseverance is mother of virtues

After difficult beginnings of our project at Lubumbashi, our tool to monitor the Congolese vaccination program begins to take shape. Our workshop at Mbuji-Mayi has ended in a very positive dynamic. Our salvation was to work with local partners very involved, motivated and professional! So far, I did not perceived many motivations and implications in general but thanks to this successful workshop, […]

November 23

A Chemist in Burundi: The “Zombies” of Bugarama !

Bikes in Burundi take two: Last post was about crazy downhill technique, today’s one is about going uphill. Like its neighbours Rwanda, Burundi is hilly, really hilly, while the capital is around 800m of altitude (2500 feet) the collines in the inside of the country are much higher. Gitega, the second town of the country […]

How I used the GSK ADP during my PULSE Assignment ?

Hi all ! Here is a story board power point that I have done in order to document and illustrate concretely the use of GSK ADP during my PULSE assignment: Story board_ADP practices_PULSE -5 The first part is in English (how I used these tools during my assignment) and the second part is in French and about my thoughts […]

November 16

A Chemist in Burundi: Home delivery Bujumbura way !

This post is going to on one of the things that stroke me the most since our arrival in Burundi, the transport of charcoal from high in the collines to the town of Bujumbura. With less than 3% of the population having access to electricity and a cost of butane gas prohibitive, charcoal is the […]

October 23

A Chemist In Burundi : Back to School Cendjajuru way !

Hello, In a few days I will be four months since we landed in Bujumbura, Burundi and in the last few weeks the time has really speeded up. On the evening of going inside Burundi collines for a field trip, I realised that I have not share with you any impression of these rich experiences. […]

September 14

A Chemist in Burundi: The picture round

It has been a while since my last post, after a slow start everything picked up at the same time and the last few weeks have been really busy, intense and interesting ! Today, I am going to take you on a small journey with a picture round!         Next time, it […]

August 13

How it may be difficult to collect data in the bush ….

Three weeks after my return from Kongolo, I wanted to share with you some videos on YouTube to give you a very concrete idea of ​​the difficulties that may be encountered in the data collection in the bush (and I admit that it ‘is a bit for me Ithat I do it because I’m already […]

August 08

Use of SWOT analysis in the field of vaccination

Hi PULSE Volunteers and GSK colleagues! I’m currently designing a tool which is intended for the monitoring of performance of the national plan for vaccination in DRC. Good to see that SWOT analyses may be is used here as a strategic tool in order to define strategic orientations for vaccination. In the same spirit than the […]

August 08

How to use the 5 Why Approach ? A concrete example in the domain of child and maternal health.

Hi Pulse Volunteers and GSK colleagues! During our PULSE training in London, we discussed about the utility to use the 5 Why Approach in order to identify the root cause of a problem. During my mission in Kongolo, I have found that UNICEF and its governmental partners employ this approach during their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) […]