Author Archives: GlobeMed GW

A Visit from the Public Health Institute

Blog 8   On Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting Christine Carabello from the Public Health Institute in Butare. Christine was staying in Kigali for the week for various meetings and to meet with GW and Lawrence’s GROW teams … Continue reading

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En Vacance

This week, from Monday until Wednesday, Melissa and I travelled to Gisenyi, a town in the Western province of Rwanda which borders Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Everything about Gisenyi, including the bus ride there, was … Continue reading

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Baby Naming Ceremony

Blog 7 This past weekend, Alex and I were invited to participate in the baby naming ceremony for Vincent and Joselyn’s three week old son. In Rwandan culture, the baby naming ceremony is a traditional gathering that usually occurs eight … Continue reading

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GlobeMed Chapters Collide!

Yesterday, we traveled to Musave, about half an hour outside of Kigali, to visit Gardens for Health International (GHI) and the GROW team from GlobeMed at Middlebury. When we arrived at Gardens for Health, the Middlebury GROW team introduced us … Continue reading

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Summary of Our Work So Far

Since Alex and I have had a lot of free time this week due to the Final Exam Period at the NUR, I thought it would be a good idea to use this week’s blog to write in detail about … Continue reading

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Final Exams

This week marks the beginning of the Final Examination period for the National University of Rwanda (NUR) so Melissa and I haven’t had much to do. Interestingly, NUR exams are structured to include a period of secondary examinations in case … Continue reading

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Inner Workings of RVCP’s General Assembly

This past Friday, Alex and I attended the last General Assembly of the school year as the National University of Rwanda begins their final exam period next week. This particular meeting was interesting because in addition to the customary directors’ … Continue reading

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