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The Far Edge of Humanity

Today I stood on the far edge of humanity and it was beyond what 90% of us in the world would think is possible let alone acceptable (inside or outside of war). The reason I knew I was still within … Continue reading

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South Sudan – the Nepal Earthquake, everyday

I don’t like to compare disasters but the tragedy of Nepal allows me to give you the best perspective on South Sudan that I can think of in three months here. It is almost impossible for me to explain the … Continue reading

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Global Polio Eradication Initiative Alive and Active in South Sudan

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was formed in 1988 with the collaboration of Rotary International, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and in more recent times the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While this … Continue reading

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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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How can you meet Denish, and why would you want to?

Here’s how you can meet Denish… A 10-hour journey in good, well maintained and mostly comfortable UN 4wd (or 12 hours by bus) from Kampala, capital of Uganda, to Moroto in north-eastern Karamoja Region → Drive a further 3.5 hours, … 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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