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.