Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Weaver Bird and Some Interesting Colloquialisms

When we were at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on Saturday we a really interesting bird. It is bright yellow and called a “Weaver Bird”. It weaves these really neat round nests that hang down from the tree branches. The birds … Continue reading

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More Blood Pressure Screenings, and “What we saw on our way to the Rhinos”

Today, Sunday, we conducted another Blood Pressure screening for the Masindi Red Cross at 2 more churches. Our total today was 302 people and so altogether between last Sunday and today we took the BP for 652 people. Of these … Continue reading

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We Saw Obama! (the Rhino, that is)

Today we went on an adventure to trek into the wilds to see White Rhinos, at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Actually, today the trekking was quite easy since the rhinos had decided to rest in the shade pretty close to the … Continue reading

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Ugandan Potpourri

The morning started out with a light rain and while the students spent the morning in the clinic at Masidi-Kitara Clinic, I again headed out to the rural villages outside of Masindi Town to visit 2 health clinics with the … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day and No Power

If someone said to you that it is the rainy season in Africa, what would you imagine? Well before coming to Uganda for the first time in the summer of 2011, I would have envisioned torrential rains that didn’t stop … Continue reading

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The Boys Do Laundry

When we are in Uganda the normal way to have your laundry done is to leave your clothes out on the bed and the housekeeping staff pick it up, wash it, and then leave it for you at the end … Continue reading

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Life in Masindi, Uganda

Our time in Masindi, Uganda is going really well so far. Today we spent all day at the Masindi-Kitara Medical Center (MKMC). MKMC was started by the Palmetto Medical Initiative from South Carolina to meet the healthcare needs of this … Continue reading

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