Tag Archive: Bwindi hospital

Jun 05

A man’s world? 

“Has your husband beaten you before?” I wait patiently for the nurse to translate my question and her subsequent reply in Rukiga. I already know the answer, I can see it in her downcast furtive gaze. “Yes” “How often?” “Every time he drinks alcohol” “How often does he drink alcohol?” “Every day” This tiny woman, …

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May 21

Doctors in the Mist

Wanted: GPs for Remote Rural Hospital in Uganda…  Living in Liverpool and Sheffield, never having met, we were two recently qualified GPs, already feeling jaded with clinical practice in the UK. We were both searching to find an overseas long term placement that would allow us to combine direct clinical care with capacity building for …

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Jan 30

All the things we cannot say

People keep asking me why I am not blogging much about my time here as a volunteer doctor at Bwindi Community Hospital, Uganda. I suppose it is largely that the things I find most fascinating and the opinions I have consequently developed are not always appropriate to write about publically. Some things  might upset or …

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