As I prepare for my first trip to Africa (Zambia in September), this magazine couldn't have been more timely.  I feel like I have a great deal to learn.  I'll be working on a medical records automation project for the CDC while there.  As mentioned earlier in my blog, I'll be giving a talk at TechReady5 (internal Microsoft employee conference) about this work.

I am kicking around the idea of starting my own NGO to help.  Anybody out there have an opinion on this?  Experience with this?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.