Author Archives: First Lady Nurse

About First Lady Nurse

Dutch by birth, living and working in Georgia 1991 B.A. French and German languages, Brussels 1996-1998 ICRC Tbilisi, Georgia 1999-2001 Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 2004-2013 First Lady of Georgia 2008 Medical Nurse diploma, Tbilisi, Georgia 2012-present WHOEurope Goodwill Ambassador for MDGs 2012-present: Global Fund (Alternate) Board member 2012-2015 Cand. M.Sc. Global Health Policy, LSHTM

MSc in Academic Writing !

Doing a master course  is a great learning process. The four core modules form a great theoretical basis which Moodle and all the readings turn into a practical discovery and global exploration. The subsequent elective modules are more demanding as … Continue reading

Observing care at Maimonides

Over the New Year period I embarked on a great adventure doing a 3-week nursing observational period at the famous Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Part of my afternoons I spent at their very well-equipped Degenshein Memorial Library to … Continue reading

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Access to Opioids: a fairytale?

In my last academic year of MSc Global Health Policy at LSHTM (as a Distance Learner) I have chosen three modules (Conflict & Health, TB and Health Care Evaluation) and a MSc Project Report.  The topic of my master’s thesis … Continue reading

Global Health Diplomacy

Thanks to the recommendation of several LSHTM professors I spent the first part of my summer doing courses: one was a 6-week on-line course on ‘Understanding Research Methods’ ( which I greatly recommend and which will help you do your … Continue reading

Artists in the classroom

During my in-house study experience at LSHTM -in the last days of March 2014- a film showing programme was organized in the Manson Lecture Theatre. “VISUAL MINUTES” were taken on a big screen. The title of the lecture was “Communicating … Continue reading

Studying at the School: a distance learning perspective

I am currently studying the MSc Global Health Policy by distance learning. As part of the programme, we are offered the opportunity to study up to two modules at the School in London…” For me as an MSc distance learner … Continue reading