Update from Uganda

Update from Uganda

We’re finally here in Uganda! It was a long 24-hour journey for most of us who left on the evening of June 13th, but 2 flights and a 5-hour minivan ride later, we checked into the Mwana Highway Hotel around 6pm. Darkness was just falling over the little town of...

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Introducing our team in Uganda

Introducing our team in Uganda

We would like to introduce our team that traveled to Uganda this week and will spend the next month in Iganga and Mayuge. During their time in Uganda, the team will collect data in order to evaluate our Maama Project and conduct a needs assessment on maternal mental...

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Community integration in the Maama Project

Community integration in the Maama Project

The SOGH Maama project, which operates in in south-eastern Uganda, focuses on improving maternal and new-born health in a resource scarce rural setting. In 2016, maternal mortality remains a critical issue for Uganda, with one mother in 47 dying from pregnancy and...

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Global Health Month at SOGH

Global Health Month at SOGH

As we make the transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) period, global health and development has been a hot topic in international discussion forums and in daily media coverage. Much of this news coverage has...

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LGBT health and rights in Rwanda

LGBT health and rights in Rwanda

After having collected data and gathered information in Uganda for our Maama Project, we continued our journey into Rwanda to visit our other partner organization HDI (Health Development Initiative). HDI has been working in Rwanda in the field of public health and...

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Health without wealth

Health without wealth

Through SOGH and UDHA I was given the opportunity to work as an intern at the Iganga District Hospital located in the same area as the Maama project. I was hoping to learn more about the healthcare system in Uganda and experience working as a medical intern. Iganga...

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Community outreach day with UDHA

Community outreach day with UDHA

On our first week of volunteer work at the Uganda Development Health and Associates, SOGH team joined an outreach and counselling intervention in the parish of Idudi, a small village of the eastern Iganga province. The outreach aimed at HIV/AIDS programs focused on...

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Finally in the field

Finally in the field

Finally we have started with what we came for – the evaluation of the Maama project! After several days of creating tools for the evaluation (interviews and questionnaires) we headed for the village called Maina, some 45 minutes outside Iganga. At their little clinic...

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Where are you going?

Where are you going?

Where are you going? – The typical phrase we hear as we walk along the streets of Iganga, asked by minibus or boda-boda (motorcycle) drivers, or just anyone wanting to help six mzungus in town. People assume us to be on our way somewhere, which makes sense because...

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