Monday, January 21, 2008

Re-repatriation

I am leaving Busia in just one week to return to the USA via Barcelona. The work I was doing in November and December has been on hold since the election in December.

Prior to the election, I had been working on an Operational Research project in our clinic. The study is about resistance to antiretrovirals, a subject about which there is relatively little known in Africa. This is an interesting topic, and I was learning a lot about how to organize a clinical study. Unfortunately, the Barcelona MSF headquarters decided to put the project on hold until the post-election violence subsides. Perhaps I will come back to Kenya to work on the study if and when it starts up again. Or else I will come up with another life plan. Suggestions welcome.

Meanwhile, I will go back to New York and California to see friends and family and readapt to life in the big city.

9 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

Safe travels--good luck...

Ro said...

slide-show at my house?!

nomad said...

Will beers be served? I hope you guys keep some space open on your calendar. I remember how everything is so rush-rush, double/triple booked in NYC. Perhaps I've slowed down too much over the past couple of years to survive there. I'm practically myxedema coma by now...

erikamax said...

i cannot wait to see you.. more than you know.. xxxooxx

Laura said...

There will be beer and whisky and black and white cookies! So get back here stat! Tell them there is no need for debriefing that can't be done in NYC.

Ro said...

everything that lola said plus her famous mojitos, popcorn, unsalted pretzels and meatball subs

Anonymous said...

... and hot stone pots and those chewy white things that you love. Can't wait to see you!!!!

-yu mee

nomad said...

I love those chewy white things. Along with sushi at Angel's Share.
All last night I dreamed of lola's famous mojitos, hand mixed with mortor and pestle (or however you spell those tools).

I have to go through barcelona though. "Debrief" is MSF's 2nd favorite word (after "briefing," which wins hands-down). See you on Feb 4th.

Besos a-plenty

Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip. Lots of love,

Dad