and how traditional wisdom could hold the anecdote

Africa, the land of malaria, HIV, and… hypertension.

“If HIV, with a national prevalence of 3.2%, constitutes a Millennium Development Goal challenge and commands multi-million dollar funding from Ghana’s development partners, why is hypertension, with a national prevalence of 28.7%, ignored?”. …

And how to actually make an impact

I first came to Ghana with a white savior mentality. I was going to make a difference. I was going to help the Ghanaian people. I was going to improve public health with my three-month research project. I was a student at the University of Michigan, and I would bring…

Alex Ocampo

Began writing to share my experiences in Ghana over the past decade. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI. I obtained a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard in 2020.

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