Category: Tanzania

Nipo hapa / I am here: Coping with suffering in Usa Village, Tanzania

This past Tuesday, there was a large crowd gathering around the minor theater, or emergency room, at the local hospital. We quickly headed over to see if assistance was needed in the ward. Professor Sullivan peaked her head around the entryway and immediately turned to me with alarm on her face.  “Do not go in

The value of bursting development bubbles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Last week, Professor Sullivan and I flew to Dar es Salaam. I expected a city like Kampala, with busy markets, office buildings here and there, small local shops and perhaps a mzungu shopping center. A city with different corners, yes, but one with a specific flavor that was already close to home (due to my

Karibu Tanzania – Welcome to Tanzania (Week1)

When I stepped off the plane at Kilimanjaro Airport, the familiarity of the air hit me immediately. I breathed in freshness, smoke, humidity, earth. The air is distinctive and raw, and I felt happy.  I am back in this place of simplicity and yet overwhelming complexity, a world that never ceases to fascinate me. I

The battle against malaria in Africa: A fight for a million kids’ lives

(MEDILL REPORTS – CHICAGO)

Charles Llewellyn survived the frontlines of an ongoing war.

Though the enemy is of microscopic proportions, total victory is yet to come.

But Llewellyn warns that if global prevention efforts cease, malaria-carrying mosquitoes would surge to pre-intervention levels and that could cost the lives of a million African children each year. The former Foreign Health Service Officer spoke at Northwestern University on Wednesday about “Malaria and Public Health in Africa, Reflections on a Career with USAID.”

Initiative addresses maternity care concerns in Tanzania

Imagine being pregnant, without a car and more than six miles away from the nearest hospital. This is the reality for many women living in rural north-central Tanzania. As a result, giving birth can be dangerous and even fatal. But, global public health agendas, like the Safe Motherhood Initiative and 2015 Millennium Development Goals, have