Monday, September 18, 2017

A Laboratory of One’s Own

AIDSfreeAFRICA is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization working in West Africa, Cameroon since 2005. We focus on supporting pharmaceutical drug production. Over the years we have consulted seven pharmaceutical startups, delivered production equipment and helped with drug access. We support STEM education mainly by donating chemistry glassware and equipment to universities and high schools. Everything we have done in the past twelve years was to support existing institutions in Cameroon.


Now we decided is a good time to change this model. We borrowed the title of Virgina Woolf’s book “A Room of One’s Own” to announce that AIDSfreeAFRICA is building its own laboratory - for quality control of pharmaceutical drugs, water, and other useful chemistry. We are looking for a few courageous people to join us to teach hands-on science in Cameroon.

Qualifications needed:
  • Science background, such as a teacher, professor, or industrial scientist.
  • Ability to plan an experiment, and the ability to gather and bring all the equipment needed for its execution.
  • Ability to raise money for trip expenses.
  • Ability to adapt to the impossible, to embrace the unexpected, to tolerate a high level of uncertainty, inconvenience an personal discomfort (lack of conveniences we take for granted in America).
  • Can devote time from now to May 2018 to prepare for this opportunity.
  • Ability to spend 3-6 weeks between May 15 and July 15, 2018 in Cameroon.


Visit the AIDSfreeAFRICA website, blog, and Facebook page and send us your CV and proposal a for your teaching project to

RRHodel@aol.com and donorservice@AIDSfreeAFRICA.org.

Thank you,
Dr. Rolande Hodel

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