Training for community linkage facilitators

On Thursday, Amrita and I were going to sit in on the first day out of a three day long training for CLIF: community linkage facilitators, a project aiming at creating a link between the villages and the health system. The training was organized by Uganda Development...
Tuesday: Field day for MAAMA project

Tuesday: Field day for MAAMA project

At eight in the morning our interpreters Ritah and Tinah, five of our team and the driver Abu set off on the dusty red dirt roads towards Bulondo village. For me (Tessa) it was the first time going to the field. I was impressed with all the sugarcane and banana...
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...
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...
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...