Category Archives: Work-related

In the Central Plateau

I am back in The Netherlands, but there are a few things I still want to share, so before I conclude this blog, a few posts are coming up this month. Something that I really wanted to do while in … Continue reading

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Access to Essential Medicines: 10 stories that mattered in 2010

And matter for 2011 too! See the ten stories on the MSF website.

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Must-read

A friend of mine sent me this article: http://archive.truthout.org/how-rumors-rule-cholera-torn-haiti65656. It is a must-read! (*if you are interested in Haiti and/or development…) Some thoughts: It might be the best article I have read about Haiti so far. Maybe because it expresses and reinforces … Continue reading

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Medicine supply in Haiti: more of the same?

Last post I talked about the technical exchange meeting we held in October in order to identify the challenges in the medicines supply chain and brainstorm on potential solutions. I recently found a report written in 2008 (USAID/Haiti Maternal and … Continue reading

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Technical exchange meeting

The reporting is a bit late since this happened in October, but anyway: what kept me (very) busy the first half of October was the organisation of a ‘technical exchange meeting’. On October 19th, around 50 people from 30 different organisations came … Continue reading

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Cholera outbreak

For everything that has not improved since the earthquake, one positive thing had so far been no major disease outbreaks. Now: “Government officials confirmed a cholera outbreak in the Département Artibonite. The Ministry of Health reported the worst-affected areas were … Continue reading

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FAQ: do I feel I’m making a difference?

I’m not a humanitarian worker, one that walks around the camps teaching people how to set tents up efficiently and trains local community workers on how to promote washing your hands and drinking treated water. I’m not a doctor, not … Continue reading

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