The (not-so) secret suffering of health workers in Uganda

I first heard about it during our two-week Global Health Corps training at Yale. I was talking to some of the other fellows during a small group discussion – a nurse from Uganda, another from Rwanda, a doctor from Malawi. The Ugandan nurse casually mentioned working for several months without pay. The Rwandan nurse lamented … Continue reading The (not-so) secret suffering of health workers in Uganda

A completely self-indulgent update about my recent adventures (with a bit of reflection sprinkled in)

It’s amazing what spending a week with a group of committed, loving, passionate, brilliant, and hilarious people can do to renew your sense of purpose and get you into an introspective headspace. It’s also a really effective antidote to the post-holiday blues. I spent the last week at the Global Health Corps Mid-Year Retreat in … Continue reading A completely self-indulgent update about my recent adventures (with a bit of reflection sprinkled in)

A trip to Mulago

WARNING: This post contains some graphic details and images from my visit to Mulago Hospital. You might remember from my first post that after only three days on the job, I visited (and almost fainted in) Uganda’s national referral hospital. More specifically, Mary and I were shadowing Dr. Eve Nakabembe, an OB/GYN and consultant doctor … Continue reading A trip to Mulago