When I started my work at IRI, I had no idea what ENACTS was, how it was related to Ethiopia or how climate was related to health. That was in December 2014. But I quickly learned about it and by July 2015, I found myself riddled with vaccines and leading meetings in Ethiopia on how ENACTS and climate services could aid in decision-making and strategies for malaria elimination.
When you were young, your family and teachers sought to teach you many things. They showed you how to tie your shoes and told you touching a hot stove will burn your finger. And like a good kid, you listened obediently without question, right?