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A Rather Busy Week...

So this has felt like a hectic week!

The projects are getting off the ground, the volunteers are heading out to visit their target communities and learn where they can help.  1,199 more words


A peer-to-peer approach to supporting think tanks in Zambia

Zambia is going through a political transition. Its populist president, Michael Sata, died in October this year.  After a period under the interim leadership of the first… 1,285 more words

Think Tanks

International Volunteer Day

Today is International Volunteer Day. I have written a piece for VSO Uganda, but thought it might be worth repeating here. It also gives me another excuse to show yet another bit of film. 274 more words


SOAS, University of London Hosts Civil Service Guest Lecture with Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary, DFID

On Tuesday 18th November SOAS students were lucky enough to be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary, DFID. 305 more words


New 15-minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea


The 15-minute Ebola test is six times faster than similar tests currently in use and aims to speed up the diagnosis of Ebola cases. Early detection of Ebola leads to better infection control as medical staff can identify and isolate confirmed cases of Ebola faster, and start treating patients sooner.

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Village Life

In this post I introduce my host home. I’m living in the village of Sam Khouy, Sesan District, Stung Treng Province, Cambodia. Mail me yeah? It’s approximately 13km North of Stung Treng, roughly 30 mins by tuk tuk on a dirt track! 416 more words

Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday. 6 more words