We started data collection today for the Anemia Prevention and Control Pilot Project.
After a year of planning, hundreds of hours of meetings, and countless revisions on the survey instruments, data collection format and research methodology - we enrolled the first of the study participants this morning. One down and 499 more to go.
This collaborative project involving the Ministry of Health of Perú, College of Nutrition of Arequipa, Lucky Iron Fish Enterprises, Entia Corporation and Father Alex Busuttil is a unique project designed to develop and test a model program for preventing and treatment anemia in marginalized populations living in extreme poverty.
Over the next year, we'll report on our progress and post photos from the site visits and ongoing community engagement. Stay tuned for updates and thank you for all of the support.
Its Independence Day. A day of national celebration and reflection. It's a day when people work hard to put their differences aside and join together in a shared belief in the “American Ethos.”
I’m traveling home from Perú today. No fireworks and BBQ for me. I’ll spend most of my 4th of July on a flight. It’s amazing how a long flight provides space for deep reflection. I find myself reflecting on this past two weeks and the Team Perú outreach trip. Thinking about the work of HBI. And considering what lessons I gained from this past trip.
So, I’m going to write a list. A list of lessons. I’ll call the list HBI’s “Eight Lessons in Service.” So here goes:
This list, it’s not perfect. It is, however, a representation of our work and the focus we bring to the programs and projects we have dedicated our lives to developing. Thanks for continuing to support HBI and the people we serve.
The HBI Blog is a rotating journal from our staff. Our Blog is a series of messages from the field, insights from our work, and lessons in service.