Catherine de Lange's Blogs

  • Sunset Over the Zambezi

    The last few days of the trip have been spent off the grid, visiting some of the more remote parts of the country including the incredible Macha Research Trust, where some of the most cutting edge research into malaria (in particular), HIV and TB are carried out. I’ll be writing more about that another time. Today, we find ourselves in Livingston, and after an afternoon visiting the Livingston General Hospital, we were invited to the boat club to watch the sun set over the Zambezi river. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be at the legendary Zambezi, and I’m hoping to cross over to Zimbabwe tomorrow to see the Victoria Falls in all their glory! At left is a photo of my room at the David Livingston, complete with mosquito nets. Very important, as...

  • So You Want to Work in Global Health?

    With advances in healthcare and modern medicine, its often the poorest and most hard to reach people who get left behind. Careers in global health can take you on incredible adventures, and can be an rewarding way to use your science to make a difference to some of the world’s biggest health issues. What is more, there are diverse career paths into global health roles as a range of skills are needed, from mathematical modelling to medicine. Over the next couple of weeks, Naturejobs will be travelling to Zambia with the International Reporting Project to speak to people working on the front-line of global health, to discover what those jobs involve, what kinds of issues they are working on, what skills are needed, and to find out what it’s like working often far from home on some of the most...

  • Cosafa Cup Celebrations

    Last night, Zambians the country over were celebrating their 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Cup final. Loads of the kids were in face paint, like Marjorie who was at the boat club with her family to watch the game. Catherine de Lange is traveling to Zambia in 2013 on a reporting trip with the International Reporting Project. This post originally appeared on Catherine's website, Global Health in Zambia.

  • Photography Class

    Kids at the Fountain of Hope street Children’s Centre in Lusaka enjoyed playing photographer for the afternoon. Catherine de Lange is a journalist reporting on HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB in Zambia on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP).

  • Global Health Reporting Trip to Zambia

    A couple of weeks ago, I found out that I have been selected to travel to Zambia in July with the International Reporting Project as one in a group of ten journalists. I’m really excited about the trip, and thrilled to be sharing the experience with what promises to be a really diverse and interesting peer group.On the trip, I’ll be researching issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Zambia. As usual, I’ll be focusing on the health/science aspect, but also on women’s issues. We will travel to urban and rural sites where I’m planning on meeting researchers, NGO and volunteers who are working to address some of the endemic problems around these diseases, for instance the problems surrounding HIV/TB co-infection, the challenges of delivering...

  • Global Health Reporting Trip to Zambia

    A couple of weeks ago, I found out that I have been selected to travel to Zambia in July with the International Reporting Project as one in a group of ten journalists. I’m really excited about the trip, and thrilled to be sharing the experience with what promises to be a really diverse and interesting peer group. On the trip, I’ll be researching issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in Zambia. As usual, I’ll be focusing on the health/science aspect, but also on women’s issues. We will travel to urban and rural sites where I’m planning on meeting researchers, NGOs, and volunteers who are working to address some of the endemic problems around these diseases, for instance the problems surrounding HIV/TB co-infection, the challenges of delivering drugs...

Your donation helps continue the IRP's work to inform the public about international issues.

Make A Gift

Are you a Journalist?

Apply for a fellowship trip or a gatekeeper trip