Our Welcome to Uganda

My first two weeks in Uganda were a bit hectic. We arrived in Kampala late at night, after what felt like an endless flight, and I immediately felt the heaviness of the humidity. That has since disappeared, however, and I really enjoyed it. I actually like humid conditions. It was challenging dealing with jet-lag during …

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Nightlife is hopping!

Even though we work hard, have learned a ton, and are keeping up with our assignments, we have found downtime in the evenings and weekends to go out and enjoy the nightlife in Uganda!  Whether you like the thumping dance music in the clubs that lasts til the early morning hours, or just sitting down …

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The Base at Bombo

Last week, we visited Bombo twice. On Monday, Gilbert took us to meet Captain Solomon, the standing director of HIV services at the Bombo medical clinic. He greeted us with his huge smile and thunderous laugh and made us feel at home. We toured around the clinic, visiting the medical director, counselors, and medical doctors. We also …

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Bombo Senior Secondary School

When we visited the Bombo military base, we had the pleasure of touring the Bombo Senior Secondary School! For our project (and past student projects), we are collaborating with student group called Straight Talk Club. The Straight Talk Club promotes HIV awareness and prevention among students through dance group, plays, meetings, and other activities. The …

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Bombo Military Base

Last week we made our first visit to the Bombo military base! We were able to see all of the impact of the Department of Defense (DoD) PEPFAR program over the last 12 years for the HIV clinic at the Bombo military hospital. The DoD HIV/AIDs Prevention Program (DHAPP) has been present in Uganda thanks to …

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Adiós, Tororo!

My last week in Tororo consisted of collecting data for my project, providing assistance to the medical team during clinic days, and saying good byes to the many friends I made at TASO Tororo. On Tuesday, I analyzed the TB Laboratory and TB Treatment registries and gathered counts of those who were presumed to have TB and …

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