Tag Archives: Partners in Health

August 18

Coming Full Circle

At a very young age, my mother instilled in me that even in the darkest hour, at the deepest depths, there is always hope.  That hope may not always be evident, but a sliver of light is somewhere to be found – to hold on to and to never let go.  As a child, I […]

July 10

Becoming Better

“Arriving at meaningful solutions is an inevitably slow and arduous process. Nonetheless, what I saw was: better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence, it takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all it takes a willingness to try.” Atul Gawande “Better,” by Dr. Atul Gawande, is an inspirational account which […]

September 28

Dispatches from Kigali: Blink, Sniff and Sip

Blink: A cautionary tale about assumptions Malcolm Gladwell wrote “Blink.” One theme he developed was that important signals from our environment create connections in our brains. When we get these signals again we make judgments, quick as a blink, that can be as sound as data-heavy judgments. But sometimes assumptions can derail a good blink. I have […]

September 12

When earthquake came tonight

I have always had the opinion that one should learn to improve their knowledge. The experience I got on August 6 night demonstrated me that ignorance can sometimes bear positive aspects. Tonight night around 1:30 am, I was woken by a strong shaking of my room’s door; I considered this to be an air current. […]

July 25

Dispatches from Kigali: Dancing, Art and Masking Tape

Dispatches from Kigali: Dancing, Art and Masking Tape I’m 4 weeks into my job and some things really jump out. My GSK PULSE colleague and I were invited to a small GSK sales meeting in Kigali. What I learned was: Sales people are sales people.  These folks made us feel welcome instantly. The delightful accents […]