TEAM UGANDA: SUNDAY FUNDAY
Today we welcomed the rest of our team, giving us a total of 39. We spent the majority of the day preparing our supplies for the first day of clinic. We then walked as a group to the Masindi-Katara Medical Center (MKMC).
During our walk we were able to get a glance of the community and interact with a few locals. We were greeted by many smiling children full of laughter upon our arrival to MKMC. The local staff members of the medical center educated our group on healthcare in Uganda and took us on a tour of the facility. We were able to see the general inpatient ward, maternity ward, labor suite, operating room (also called the operating theatre),outpatient services, imaging center and laboratory. We enjoyed meeting the providers and their staff.
We ended the day with dinner and fellowship, learning life stories from several team members. Please continue to pray for our team and our first day at clinic. We expect to see around 200 patients. We are excited to see how God works through us serving this community.
+ Jamie Scott, Registered Nurse
+ Hilary Smith, Pharmacy Student
TEAM UGANDA: SAFE ARRIVAL
After many hours of travel, we have safely arrived at the Masindi Hotel. Coming from all over the US and Canada, those of us here have started getting to know each other. We also eagerly await the arrival of the remainder of our group arriving from Oklahoma and New York tomorrow.
Over dinner, we had the opportunity to share our backgrounds and what we look forward to this week. With a mixture of OneWorld Health veterans and those new to Uganda, there is a variety of expectations and hopes for the week.
To those reading this, please pray for our group, the safety of those continuing to travel and the locals we will interact with this week!
+ Alicia, Occupational Therapist
Charleston, South Carolina
Photo by MW Lindstrom for OneWorld Health
Te Amo Nicaragua | Meet Roy
Roy was excited about his new job as a lab sample delivery person, but we think he was even more excited when he saw the uniform, a slick yellow and black jacket. Since November, Roy has traded in delivering propane tanks on the back of his bike to transporting patients’ lab samples safely and quickly from our new Mayoreo and Nejapa medical centers in urban Managua, to our Central Lab in the center of the city.
Lately, due to the police presence and protestor roadblocks in the city, Roy has had to continuously reroute his deliveries last-minute. Thick black smoke from burning tires, and thousands of citizens marching in the streets block his pathway. Yet, Roy never complains about the ways in which his job has become increasingly difficult during his country’s crisis. We’re proud of our many staff members like Roy. We’re committed to continue to keeping him as safe as possible, and we’re so thankful for the ways in which he lives out our mission and values each day.
We’d like to ask you to join us as we show our commitment to our staff through prayer, encouragement and financial support.