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Pré Avis in the Congo
Pré Avis in the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Done and Done
We rolled in to Lubumbashi on June 15th after a grueling 2-day overland trip from Dubie, covered in dust and exhausted after successfully and completely handing over what was MSF-Dubie.
08 Jul 2010 / 5 minute read
The direct translation of “Pré Avis” into English is “Notice” and I have been spending a lot of time giving Pré Avis in the Congo over the past months.
21 Jun 2010 / 4 minute read
Mike Miano is the logistician in the neighboring MSF project of Shamwana and his Mom is apparently a big fan of this blog and follows my stories religiously.
18 Jun 2010 / 2 minute read
Remember Molaw? He was the boy with a cancerous growth I wrote about in one of my first entries after arriving in Dubie. He came by the office yesterday to say goodbye.
08 Jun 2010 / 1 minute read
Thanks for the Chickens
If you are given 1 chicken, it is a sign of appreciation. If you are given a pair – a rooster and hen so they can mate – that has real value and you must be extra special.
02 Jun 2010 / 4 minute read
Update from the field
21 May 2010 / 3 minute read
As the project coordinator, I am the official representative of MSF in the field. I like this part of the job as it gets me out in the community, gives me a better perspective and allows me to dev
06 May 2010 / 4 minute read
1 Month to go
At one point in a project, you wake up and realize that time is running out!
01 May 2010 / 4 minute read
Never a dull moment
Whenever you leave the base for any kind of road trip, there is bound to be some excitement. The destination was the Town of Kilwa and the goal was to meet Dr.
26 Apr 2010 / 7 minute read
Hello Everyone! My last entry has been a few weeks ago and I feel like I haven’t been so consistent to all my readers back home.
13 Apr 2010 / 6 minute read
As the Project Coordinator, human resource management fall under my responsibility and with almost 100 Congolese staff working in our project this is a big part of my job.
05 Apr 2010 / 3 minute read
It was about 9:00 pm and I working late a few days ago when our guard burst into my office and exclaimed in French “Il y a des fourmis et nous allons mettre le fue!”. The direct translation is “th
08 Mar 2010 / 2 minute read