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June 8, 2012


Originally posted on The Squeaky Robot:
Swayambhunath is one of Kathmandu’s many temples. Stunning shrines can be found there, as well as bricks, souvenirs, prayer flags, and immense views of the city. Within those views you can see the city bursting with life at the edges, like ants with the task of expanding their hill,…

GUEST POST: A day in life of Health Professional in Nepal

May 22, 2012


Ever complained about the traffic on your way to work? How would you like to trek to work instead?! Nepal is full of amazing and dedicated health workers! *********** Namaste! I am a public health professional and I work for an NGO coordinating Maternal and Child Health Programs in one of Nepal’s 75 districts. For […]

2011: My favorite things

December 28, 2011


Although this is not a post about global health, it is a post about the things that have helped to keep me sane in 2011 (in no particular order): Awesome friends: We have had some great times in 2011: Karaoke, emails, dinners, breakfasts, drunken conversations. Friends getting pregnant, married, buying houses, finishing PhDs, break-ups, new […]

Let’s talk dirty

November 17, 2011


Just when you thought you had heard it all, along comes World Toilet Day, celebrated annually by the World Toilet Organisation on the 19th November. But why would something as dirty as The Toilet need its own organisation AND day? The answer: 2.5 BILLION people around the world do not have somewhere safe, private or […]