Tag Archives: Manish-Burman

November 23

Superheroes from Nigeria

My project’s overarching aim is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in three high burden states in Nigeria. As part of my project I have been running a household survey to quantify the current awareness and understanding of long term reversible contraceptives (and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy) in the rural communities in Nigeria. […]

October 23

Lightening up lives – Diwali

Before moving to Abuja for this six-month long assignment, every Pulse volunteer attended the Pulse orientation program. It is an exceptionally well designed interactive course that gave us a flavour of what to expect during our assignment, both personally and professionally.  During the orientation, the emotional curve was mentioned i.e. the emotional index whilst people […]

October 16

The Nigeria I saw

What comes to mind when you hear Nigeria? Lagos? Oil? Crime? Corruption? Well, that’s not surprising. However, allow me to introduce you to the Nigeria I saw. Before I do that though, I will shamefully admit that until I experienced and explored Nigeria, the things that would have come to my mind would’ve been Boko […]

October 12

The melody of emptiness

I wanted to write another blog with personal reflection, as a follow up to ‘where is home’. I sat down almost every evening for the last 4 weeks to put something interesting together. Thousands, if not more, of different and intermixed emotions flashed by but the page still remained blank. I couldn’t work out why […]

September 07

Trying to make an impact