Lizzie presenting her patient case on Sepsis to the group of Pharmacy Interns at Mulago Hospital
Before I tell you about our trip to Jinja in photos, I just want to mention how proud I am of all the pharmacy students and residents on the trip with me. They have acclimated to the culture well and have been making new friends and sharing meaningful learning experiences when working with the Pharmacy Interns at Mulago Hospital. Yesterday Lizzie was a co-presenter with two of the Interns for the noon continuing professional development conference. She did a fantastic job not only presenting the patient case, but also teaching the group about sepsis and the treatment of post-partum infections, which is quite common here but a disease state that few pharmacists work with back in the USA.
One of the Interns responds to Lizzie’s questions.
Patrick Opio, one of the Mulago Hospital Pharmacists addresses the group
The following pictures show you some of the scenes from our trip to Jinja on Monday. We had a really delightful time.
This picture was taken right before we got on the boat to ride to the source of the Nile River. The Mahatma Ghandi statue was erected in 1997 as a reminder that some of his ashes were sprinkled here in the Nile in 1948.
Heading off on our ride in a little covered wooden boat. (Left to right and front to back: Hanna, Lizzie, Kristen, Amanda, Brenda (our guide, Arthur’s friend), and Stacy)
A Monitor Lizard sits on the shore, trying to blend in with its surroundings.
The group standing by the sign which marks the Source of the Nile, 70% of the water flows from Lake Victoria, behind us, and 30% comes from the springs bubbling up from below. As you can see the spot is under water in this rainy season and we were all trying to brace ourselves and not fall on the slippery rocks.
Last stop was Kalagara Falls.
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Binghamton, NY USA