Tag Archives: Uganda

Oh Ugandan Little Girl

Recently I attended a medical outreach camp with the Rotaract Club of Kampala in the western region of Uganda. In the small community of Munteme we were a part of a medical outreach day that included HIV testing, blood donor … Continue reading

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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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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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Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program

I thought some folks might be interested to know about the program I am involved with here in Uganda. This is some background info and hopefully inspiration for anyone out there keen to play an active role in the global … Continue reading

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I don’t need a reminder I’m a Muzungu…

I’m white, very white, despite red dust, pollution and a lot of sun each day. I know I stand out and I know I am a foreigner (Muzungu) I just didn’t think I would get Muzungu fatigue after only two … Continue reading

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18 July – A Day of Remembering, Reflection and Resolve

Today seems like a little more special than others. The crossroads have Nelson Mandela’s birthday (and UN day to celebrate Nelson Mandela), me doing a day of Ramadan (nothing to pass my lips during sunlight hours) and the third anniversary … Continue reading

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