Archives for January 2011

Zambia Diary | Day 10, Visit 2 | Logframes, World Vision and Mpika

My trip out today on a Coca-Cola truck fell through last night which was a shame but at least it meant that Jane and I could work together on the pilot design while the hints and tips from yesterday’s session with UNICEF were still fresh in our minds. It also meant that we could meet […]

Zambia Diary | Day 11, Visit 2 | Timewarp to Mpika

Stopping for fuel at the Serenje junction Soon after sunrise on Thursday morning we headed out on the road to beat the lorries – well, most of them – in a borrowed car. For us, it was a journey back in time: a 7 hour trip we first made nearly 25 years ago, with 3 […]

Zambia Diary | Day 12, Visit 2 | You couldn’t make it up . . .

Our old house in Mpika If anyone out there doesn’t believe that truth is stranger than fiction – read on . . . Safely arrived in Mpika, we had time, before darkness fell, to look around the town and our old ‘compound’, still known locally as the DDSP. We quickly found ‘our’ old house, tucked […]

Zambia Diary | Day 12 (Part 2), Visit 2 | Friday Field Trip

The last kilometre to Mpepo Rural Health Centre It takes about an hour and a half to reach Mpepo from Mpika. The Health Centre lies barely a kilometre from the tarmac road. Again we were astonished to see satellite dishes on one or two of the village houses (see above video). In Zambia, Health Centres, […]