Though Christina will surely be missed, GHEI eagerly welcomes Carly Edwards to the Health Team as the new Health Program Coordinator. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, Carly received her Master’s Degree in International Development and Social Change at Clark University and brings more than 3 years of development project experience from Morocco, Ghana, and South Africa. For the past month, Carly worked alongside Christina to develop a framework for her 13-month term, which will involve expanding GHEI’s malaria program to the neighboring village of Kojina, building on GHEI’s reproductive health program, and facilitating training for GHEI’s Health Team.
This week, Carly launched into her new position with a staff training on GPS Data Collection and GIS Mapping. Local staff will utilize these skills to map Kojina, a GHEI satellite community and the next target village for GHEI’s malaria education and bednet distribution program. Carly’s skills and experience will build on Christina’s accomplishments and ensure future success for GHEI’s Health Programs.
--Natalie Rich, GHEI Communications Director