Tag Archive: Global health

Jun 10

Classic #TIA day! 

Classic #TIA day!  First I find out that due to other unavoidable commitments, I will be presenting alone at the MOH today without my Ugandan colleagues… Okay no big deal, I’m prepared and I have done my fair share of tough speeches before.  😎 But then…Arrived at ministry of health after having travelled 100’s km …

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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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