IHME sent two of their post-bachelor fellows, Nancy Fullman and Matt Schneider, to do most of the work (I am helping when it fits in with my dissertation research). Nancy, Matt, and I are roommates, and we are going around with folks from UNZA, meeting with Ministry of Health (MOH) people and other related folks to gain an understanding about malaria policies. The IHME project is for three years, so Nancy and Matt are just getting things going here (they will be here for six weeks). Nancy, Matt, and our colleagues at UNZA (Dr. Felix Masiye and Peter Hangoma) will also be doing district visits — but probably different districts than the ones I am visiting. When I get back, my IHME contribution will be in assessing the districts that I went to and passing along that information to Emmanuela.
So – there you have it! Some more alphabet soup — with some meaning attached :).