I'm leaving on my third adventure to the Solomon Islands, yaaaayyyyyy!!! During the summers of 2005 and 2006 I coordinated a National Science Foundation funded field school for a professor at UC Santa Barbara. This time, I'm going with my husband who has been working there for over 8 years. While he does his research, I will be conducting my own research relating to perinatal mortality and will be working in rural clinics throughout the Western Province. Through the Loloma Foundation and Direct Relief International, I was able to secure a large donation of medications for the clinics that I will be visiting. The locals will be so happy and thankful!
I'll take lots of pictures and post them when/if I can since there is very limited internet access. So for now, have a great summer and enjoy the sunshine. Don't forget to wear sunscreen!!!!
Here are a few pics from my last visit: