Mar 24, 2011

Visit to Vestergaard Frandsen

Yesterday, we met with Michael Steen Lunde, the regional director for Vestergaard Frandsen, in West Africa.

Vestergaard Frandsen is a Europe-based international company specialising in complex emergency response and disease control products. It is guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model, whose "profit for a purpose" approach has turned humanitarian responsibility into its core business.

Michael share some great insights on the work that Vestergaard is doing, in Africa. Two really great products which are saving lives all around the world. The PermaNet Mosquito net and the Life Straw water filter are two of the key products manufactured and sold exclusively by Vestergaard. The organization focusses on

Vestergaard Frandsen is committed to saving lives from easily preventable diseases. The company focusses on a core set of targeting key diseases with products which help prevent the spread of such diseases.

Mar 13, 2011

Day 2, In Ghana.......

Our team toured the city of Accra today – we drove through old and new Accra and learnt about the history of this great nation.

We visited the home of W.E.B Du Bois, in Accra and learnt about his role in helping Ghana achieve it’s independence.

Next – we visited the final resting place of Ghana’s first President. Finally – we visited Ghana national museum and learnt about the history of Ghana, it’s people, it’s culture.

Mar 12, 2011

Just arrived in Accra, Ghana

Yesterday, I arrived in Accra, Ghana to start a two week study tour, with 26 other students from my MBA cohort. Great experience so far - I'm enjoying the climate and making the most of this opportunity......