Yearly Archives: 2014

Out of Malawi Part 2 1

Well, I’ve just a few more days left of my Malawian adventure, so I thought it was worth writing an update. Just to recap, I’m here in Malawi running a small study in which health workers (known as health surveillance assistants, or HSAs) are collecting information on people in their communities who have symptoms of […]

Out of Malawi 1

So, here I am sitting in a little guesthouse in Malawi (run by a very eccentric French man), five days into a three week trip, wondering how on earth this has become part of my job. I don’t believe this is the traditional career path of the majority of people who do a maths and […]

Immigration and empathy 1

How many of you out there have dreamed of moving overseas in order to either benefit from the better weather, job availability, lower cost of living, better work-life balance etc? Plenty of you, I’m sure. The pursuit of a better quality of life is a natural one, and as the world gets smaller, due to […]

Floods & foreign aid 3

I’m normally quite quiet about my opinions, but the more I see of the world, particularly the developing world, the harder I’m finding it to keep quiet about the amount of misinformation I see in the media about certain topics. So, taking a leaf out of Bill Gates’ book (specifically, his ‘Stop the myth’ campaign), […]