Zambia 2013

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  • AIDS Prevention: Africa’s Circumcision Challenge

    Marvin is 22 years old, single and — like many men of his age — thinking about girlfriends. But for the next six weeks, he will have to give his love life a rest. On this sunny morning in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, Marvin is waiting to get circumcised. Along with

  • Walking Through a Medical Supplies Warehouse in Zambia

    {image-1} In Zambia there is one central location where over 600 medicines are stored for distribution throughout the country. I was recently in Zambia as a guest of Malaria No More and its new campaign, Power of One that ensures that with a small $1 donation a Zambian

  • Getting Malaria Medicines to Children in Zambia

    If I weren’t a writer, I would work in the logistics industry in some capacity. I relish discovering how products are efficiently routed from Point A to Point B from international mail to emergency food aid, to domestic consumer goods. That is why I was like a kid

  • Can $1 Really Save a Life?

    Can $1 really save a life? Global malaria eradication NGO, Malaria No More, says yes. With Power of One (Po1), Malaria No More’s new, innovative campaign that takes the power of people’s desire to do good coupled with a low price point to

  • It’s Time for the REAL Awards Again

    When I was in Zambia two months ago I met a phenomenal nurse, Susan Banda, who treats women who have cervical cancer in the N’Gombe compound in Lusaka. She diagnoses and treats twenty-five women a day and says that she is increasingly seeing more cases of cervical cancer,

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  • Focusing on Cervical Cancer on World Cancer Day

    {image-1} Today is World Cancer Day, a day to talk about and discuss cancer and the myths surrounding the global disease. On World Cancer Day we are focusing our efforts on cervical cancer and its effects on women in poor countries. Last year I met a cervical cancer nurse,
  • New Needle-Free Malaria Test Could Be a Game Changer

    One of the most effective advancements in malaria testing has been the rapid diagnostic test. Easy to use and inexpensive it cut the wait time for diagnostics drastically and has made testing and treatment easier for frontline health workers around the world particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of
  • On the Zambezi River

    {image-1} {image-2} There is beauty all around us. We just need to take a moment to see it. - Anonymous On the Zambezi River | Livingstone, Zambia This post originally appeared at Jennifer James on Tumblr.
  • Five Things I Love About Zambia

    As you can probably tell if you’ve read any of my other posts about my Zambia trip, I had an absolutely amazing time in the country. There are many reasons why I loved it so much, but here are my top five: {image-1} I love the people
  • Trying Zambia’s Local Beer and Food

    I need to start a tab for beer on this blog. I really do. It’s my favorite thing to drink when I travel to other countries because there is always a new, local beer you can try no matter where you are. Otherwise, every drink is exactly the

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