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Last Day in Makeni 🙁

Well folks, we have reached the final day in Makeni. Tomorrow we will be off to Freetown to meet with the World Health Organization and meet with our other worker for Ukweli, Allieu. To start off the day, the team finalized the messaging packets that Hassan will use...

Birthday Bash in Gbendembu

In this edition of Ukweli adventures, one of our very own fierce warriors – the longest trooper at Lehigh to have stayed on the project – turned a whopping 22 years old today. Indeed, it was a birthday to remember. Cassidy Drost, 5’8″ hailing...

A Day of Wins

Finally. After a few hard-pressed days for the Ukweli squad (as our loyal readers will know from following the past few blog posts), we had ourselves a day. In fact, today was our best day of fieldwork yet. To start off, Sage, Cassidy and me had a stellar meeting with...

8/18/19 – Pain and Parades

Today was a rough day for Ukweli, but we still accomplished as much of possible. At the beginning of the day, Zachary posted his daily meme of the day (which was a fire meme). The team figured out what Hassan will be doing during the interim period of time between...

Radio AMZA and a Radio

The team didn’t leave the Makambo until 10:00 AM and that was a true blessing. Hassan called me at 9:22 AM saying he was already at the office so that kind of sucked but we did tell him 10:30 AM, so I accept minimal fault. I have definitely learned that communication...

Trees, Dogs, and Fried Dough

Let me tell you a story. I want to share the Ukweli dream with you. The date is August 2025. We have our marketing license (finally) and we are selling our test strips to thousands of women across Sierra Leone. Hassan drives his new motorcycle to the Kamabi clinic...

8/15/19 – Bucket Hat to the Max!

Today was an quite a mixed bag of a day. The team arose at an early hour in order to get a jump on a full day of work. We left for the World Hope office at 8:00 AM. A blow occurred in the early hours of the day. The team had to tell Hassan that the marketing license...

8/14/19 – Clinics, New Strategies, and More Rain

Hello Ukweli Fans! We had a loaded and interesting day. Rohan and Zach split off from the rest of the team this morning to visit two different peripheral health units: Makamp and Mapaki. Although the meeting with the Nurse in Charge at Makamp ended abruptly because a...

8/13/19- Clinics, Training and Market Shopping

Today we left the hotel at 8:30 bright and early, ready for whatever the day throws at us! Once we got to World Hope, Rohan and Jordan immediately left to visit three clinics—Mabunbuka, Mateboi and Gbendembu. The team sent Jordan to ask CHOs and nurses about...

Training Mode

Today’s events featured malaria, a meeting with one of World Hope’s top administrators and lots of training….. along with a near-death experience. I’m sitting here writing this blog post STILL trying to catch my breath from a whirlwind day, so...

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