Traveling to Benin as a Research Subject – Early Thoughs

Beninese vodun ceremony

Attending to ETVAX Vaccine Research I’m attending to an ETVAX diarrhea vaccine research as a test subject. I’m traveling to Benin for two weeks with about 20 other Finnish test subjects. As foreigners, we haven’t been prone to the ETEC bacteria that causes the death of millions of African children every year. I know, this is an interesting […]

Learnings from the “Terrorist” – Book Review: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela in front of an audience

During the past two weeks, I’ve been caught up by Nelson Mandela‘s autobiography. As I am a slow reader I preferred to listen it as an audiobook. Nonetheless, it is a book which will stay in my thoughts for long. Although traditional African childhood is surely not too familiar for a Nordic woman, Mandela captured my full […]