Monthly Archives: August 2013

Let me now introduce you to Florence…

Florence is a health care worker at the busy Kawempe Health Centre 4 (level just below a hospital). Florence has been a health care worker for over 30 years. Kawempe is a slightly more than usual disadvantaged area in the … Continue reading

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How can you meet Denish, and why would you want to?

Here’s how you can meet Denish… A 10-hour journey in good, well maintained and mostly comfortable UN 4wd (or 12 hours by bus) from Kampala, capital of Uganda, to Moroto in north-eastern Karamoja Region → Drive a further 3.5 hours, … Continue reading

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I think it would be easier to be gay than to be Happy, simply…

What I mean by this is that it would be easier to explain, be understood and empathised with by my family, friends and society if I said I was gay than being someone who doesn’t own stuff (nor want to), … Continue reading

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Why can’t you buy dinner for 40c in Australia?

My dinner last night here in Uganda was 40c (1000 Ugandan Shillings). It was a mix of beautiful hand grown, harvested and organic potatoes (there are no chemicals used at the single farmer level here as they can’t afford them … Continue reading

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Stuck in between and loving it!

As a communications specialist (apparently) on my Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) assignment I was not exactly sure what I was meant to be doing in the field. The majority of STOP members spend most of their time in the … Continue reading

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