Author Archives: Meg

Hasta Pronto

Goodbyes are difficult in the Dominican Republic. Facing my impending departure, I spent hours on people’s porches, eating arroz con habichuela and sharing stories and shedding tears. After one particularly emotional goodbye, I climbed onto the moto of my friend Tsubaru to drive back to Montellano. Trying to explain away my tears, I said, “Me [Read more]

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HHI’s New Community Health Workers

Many people ask how we find our community health workers (CHWs); the answers to that question are as varied and unique as the health workers themselves. Some are former patients, or family members of patients. Some have volunteered during previous HHI field clinics, and some were suggested to us by community leaders. Cumulatively, they are [Read more]

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Lessons Learned

Everyday, this country, this job, and these people teach me something.  This week, I thought I’d share a few lessons I learned along the way. 1) When Your Moto Gets Stuck in the Mud, Sometimes You Have to Get Off and Walk. As perhaps evident from the tenor of the past few blog posts… it [Read more]

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