Monthly Archives: April 2015

Blood Pressure Screenings in Masindi, Uganda- What Fun!

Sunday April 19, 2015 Wrap the cuff around the arm, apply the bell of the stethoscope to the antecubital space (inside of the elbow), pump, pump, and pump some more as the dial goes up and up and up, then … Continue reading

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Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Masindi, Uganda

Saturday, April 18, 2015 Today we had a real treat- a trip to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.  Uganda used to have Rhinos in Murchison Falls Park quite a long time ago but they were poached and became extinct from Uganda.  … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Gulu

Friday, April 17, 2015 Today we took a long drive up to Gulu, which is north of Masindi. We had been asked to come up to give a presentation to the healthcare providers at Gulu Regional Hospital by a Pharmacy … Continue reading

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A Day with TASO: The Aids Support Organization

A Blog Post by Amanda Fenstermacher and Hanna Raber Today we were able to spend the day with The Aids Support Organization (TASO). This is funded by the US government and has 11 different centers throughout Uganda. Today we went … Continue reading

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Settling Into Work in Masindi, Uganda

Wednesday, April 15, 2015: We have now been in Masindi 5 days, although we already feel so comfortable with the routine and new surroundings in some ways it feels like we’ve been here for weeks.  Right away on Monday we … Continue reading

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Experiences on the Patient Care Wards at Mulago Hospital: Part 3

Before I move on to the post of the day I wanted to let you know all is going well in Masindi. We just spent our second day working with the physicians and medical staff of the Masindi-Kitara Medical Center … Continue reading

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Experiences on the Patient Care Wards at Mulago Hospital: Part 2

A Blog Post by Kristen Konosky I spent the majority of my time between two pediatric wards, but I was also able to spend a day each in endocrine and solid tumor at UCI. At all the sites, I was … Continue reading

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