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STOPping Polio WIth Melis

STOPping Polio with Melis on National Immunisation Day (NID) in South Sudan For a National Immunisation Day (NID) it was an unusually late start to the day compared with other countries I have done these campaigns and also considering the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift That Gives Everywhere…

This is a letter to my 16 nephews and nieces sharing with them where their Christmas gift from their grandmother has gone this year, as it does every year. For me living in Africa this year it was very important … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Weekday or Worthy Weekend in Luweero…

Want to spend a weekend where you can travel anywhere in the world, learn anything you could imagine or have a hot romance with your fantasies running wild…?! You can also add in some of the best fresh pineapple in the … Continue reading

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Polio Eradication – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly and (mostly) the INSPIRING…

World Polio Day a time to reflect, resolve and respond I have now been putting my time, dedication, passion and energy into polio eradication since almost this day in 2011 when my colleague at Global Poverty Project said they wanted … Continue reading

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A community hero who shouldn’t have to be

Judith is a mother of three who raises her children on her own single-handedly but without use of her legs that were stricken and debilitated by polio as a child. Judith has had to come from absolutely no income or … Continue reading

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Stuck in between and loving it!

As a communications specialist (apparently) on my Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) assignment I was not exactly sure what I was meant to be doing in the field. The majority of STOP members spend most of their time in the … Continue reading

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Don’t praise the messenger

A tribute to a hero on the ground, from the messenger… An incredible man I met last November in Pakistan, Waheed Khan, was murdered the other day just outside the amazing resource centre and school he tirelessly helped build  and … Continue reading

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