Chronicles of Namibia

ChristineCChristine Callahan, a health educator in Namibia, focuses on the promotion of nutrition and exercise, while also working to prevent new HIV infections. The rest of the time? Read and find out.


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  • Values: Nam vs. Am
    Are you more Namibian than American?  Take a look at this values comparison to find out. If it were my home What if you lived in Namibia instead of the US?  This cool website called ‘If it were my home‘ tells us you would die 27.71 years sooner, but be 79.37% less...
  • The Namibian Minister of Health
    The Minister of Health, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, had a frank discussion with us about what it’s like to run Namibia’s healthcare system. But before I write about our meeting, I have a background story. What I did in January The past few weeks I’ve been writing essays for medical school, while simultaneously finishing...
  • Rain in Namibia Stays Mainly in the Sky
    Some combination of everything in Namibia dying from drought and ‘Africa’ by Toto has given me a romantic notion about rain here. The Situation The drought has been going on for about four years now.  The safari animals would probably be dead if it weren’t for the artificial watering holes...
  • Gardening, Like a Moss
    Gardening like a moss involves moving heavy stumps, perseverance, and murderous thoughts towards bunny rabbits Phase I This raised gardening bed took a month to construct.  Collecting the rocks and piling them on top of each other wasn’t bad, but pouring the dirt on one wheelbarrow at a time was super...
  • Zombie Peace Corpse
    Many people have posited Namibia to be the one of the safest places in the world in the event of a Zombie apocalypse.  Given the incredibly low population density, I was inclined to agree.  Until now… A few weeks ago, the police brought the body of a young man to our morgue.  On this...
  • Things That Anti-Vaxxers Say
    Needles, serums, population wide implementation, and anti-vaxxers, what could go wrong? Nation wide immunization campaigns are common practice to curb emerging epidemics in developing countries.  Despite their success in reducing the burden of communicable disease, they are always met with varying degrees of fear and suspicion.  Namibia is no exception. Cases...