Stakeholders Meeting Kampala, Uganda The stakeholders meeting was a success on many levels. Having such a diverse group of individuals come together to discuss the ITW breast-imaging project in Uganda provided an opportunity for discussion that allowed a variety of issues to unfold as the day progressed. There were many obstacles and opportunities that were … [Read more…]
Today began with Dr. Alphonsus at Kamuli Mission Hospital. He took us on his morning rounds where we were able to see a variety of patients and diagnoses. For me this was a powerful experience; not only do I have a deep appreciation for the challenges that exist in the Uganda healthcare system, I am … [Read more…]
We arrived at Nawanyago after a bumpy journey and were greeted by Sister Angela at Nawanyago Health Center III. After a warm reception, we received a tour of the clinic and spent time sharing stories about recent patient visits, including three recent ectopic pregnancies that were detected by ITW ultrasound. Each patient was immediately sent … [Read more…]
Kristen, Ginger and I arrived in Uganda last Saturday. The goals of our trip are to introduce breast imaging to rural Uganda through ultrasound-guided biopsies, and work on creating a pathway for diagnosis and treatment. We began our day in Jinja with a visit to the local Chemistry Store in search of medical supplies to … [Read more…]
Timely article featured in the New England Journal of Medicine “Health Technologies and Innovation in the Global Health Arena” – read it here.
Seven board members and ten ITW volunteers attended ITW’s 2011 all-hands retreat in Andover Massachusetts last Saturday, August 6th. The event was a great success! Attendees traveled from Boston, Texas (two cities), Vermont, Maryland, Seattle and Toronto, Canada, to exchange thoughts and ideas on accomplishing the many challenges ITW faces. I was very impressed at … [Read more…]
New York Times article about Maternal Death in Uganda – read it here.
Each day, something happens that reminds me that, no matter how large it may seem, our world is an extremely small place. A few weeks back, I was in Pittsburgh visiting my grandmother at her nursing home. I was telling my grandmother about my recent trip to Uganda, when a large group of nursing students … [Read more…]
After a Saturday evening of reveling on the town with Collins, Picho, and Alan, I moseyed down to the lobby of my Ntinda hotel to meet Frank, who I hadn’t seen since he left Uganda last July. It was great to reunite with my “techno-dork partner in crime” and he was excited to show me … [Read more…]
I am writing while in Brussels Airport, on my way home just in time to fly to San Diego for graduation from medical school. I seriously considered skipping graduation to head with the second team to scout out new clinic sites in Bwindi, Western Uganda, but fear of my mother’s wrath was too great to … [Read more…]