GLOBAL HEALTH INFLUENCERS BLOG

TEAM UGANDA: SUNDAY FUNDAY

May 7, 2017
 
Our first day in Uganda began with a tour of Masindi-Kitara Medical Center, where we learned more about the history and operations of OneWorld Health. Walking between the hotel and MKMC, we were greeted with smiles and waves from the local people. They are so excited to see us!
Our afternoon back at the hotel involved sorting through numerous bins of supplies donated from generous people back home and items purchased from local vendors in Uganda.  This was in preparation for our first day in clinic tomorrow, and there was so, so much stuff! It is overwhelming to see the generosity!!
At dinner we started with a devotional from Austin who told us about having a strong sense of identity enables you to love and serve well. Hopefully during the week we will help find this identity in ourselves and that will guide us to serve the people of Uganda as well as each other.
The evening ended with a lovely devotion, delicious dinner, shout-outs to team members, life stories, and a birthday cake… Happy 25th Amy! It was a very productive and successful first day for us all!
+ Amy Hunter, MUSC DPT Student
+ Lora Durkin, Johns Hopkins DPT
Photo by Micah Lindstrom

TEAM NICARAGUA: SAFE ARRIVAL

Ole! We made it! It’s been a great day full of getting to know our fellow teammates as we made our way to Nicaragua. After a slightly turbulent flight from Atlanta, we (and all our luggage!) arrived in Managua on the tail end of rain showers. We made it through customs without a hitch and were welcomed by Oscar, our volunteer coordinator. Once we arrived at Hotel Hex, via school bus, we enjoyed a late pizza dinner followed by a quick briefing and introductions of volunteers and staff. It’s so exciting to be here with such a wonderful team, and we can’t wait to tour the clinic and prep for the week tomorrow!

 

+ Megan Masterson, SLP

TEAM UGANDA: SAFE ARRIVAL

May 6, 2017

After 48 hours of travel, the May 2017 Uganda team has finally laid their heads for much needed rest in Masindi town. Follow on the blog for a daily recap of all that goes down this week!

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