Last Sunday we had the opportunity to attend a rotary club event in the nearby national park. Our hospital and nursing school has a lot of support from rotary clubs so we were encouraged to support this event. The event was organised to fundraise for the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign and was part of a … More Lions and Polio
This month we have had 4 days of VHT teaching in the community. VHTs are volunteer village health workers. There are several VHTs in each village and they are each assigned to a certain number of households (usually around fifteen). Their work is entirely voluntary apart from the occasional t-shirt or small amount of money … More USHAPE VHT teaching
Lots of people have asked for some photos of the hospital (perhaps to prove that I’m actually working here not just holidaying with the gorillas!) The internet is quite slow so it’s taken a while to post this but here’s a guided tour of the hospital… I live in staff accommodation at the hospital in … More Photo tour of the hospital
Here’s a few photos of our first few days in Entebbe, mostly from the botanical gardens.
Claire and I had the amazing opportunity to go gorilla trekking on Sunday! The hospital PR and communications team go up to the tourist lodges most evenings to talk to the tourists and invite them to come for a tour round the hospital the next day. The hospital gets about 5% of the funds from … More Gorillas and the generosity of strangers