Month: July 2019

Steve – Week 5

As I’m getting close to returning to the U.S. I’m starting to think more about how different it will be once I go back. How weird it will feel to drive everywhere instead of using city bikes and the Kaohsiung MRT. Not having to rely on google translate and pointing at pictures to order food …

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Steve – Week 4

Our research project has started reaping results (see pictures below.) In doing the variety of tests to identify/confirm the species of bacteria and the interactions, I am learning the ins and outs of microbiology. In the grand scheme of research, I am beginning to understand how viruses and bacteria are researched and drugs are tested …

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Week 4: Water and Sanitation Health (Inspecting/Maintaining a Borehole)

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Bukasakya Health Clinic 3. This facility is unique because it is one of the only health facilities that is sponsored by a third party organization, Spotlight on Africa. From the moment you enter the sub-country you can already see the difference within the community Houses are …

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Week 3 – DHO Meetings, Project Ideas, and Markets of Mbale!

Week 3 was filled with informative meetings at the District Health Office. We attended an introductory orientation meeting for all newly hired health workers throughout the district of Mbale, led by Dr. Wangisi, the DHO. During the meeting, he discussed the increasing emphasis on performance in public service. For example, the World Bank is providing …

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Week 4 – Immunizations, Projects, and Good Thoughts of Home!

Week 4 was filled with field work and rich experiences. We spent Monday and Tuesday at Namatala health center and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at Bukasakya health center. The busy week continued through the weekend as we each worked on a project proposal. My project proposal specifically is the Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Uses of Pesticides …

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