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Uganda – Day 05

Five days in and I can’t believe it.  Time flies.  This morning we went to Katira Medical Clinic with the IA team.  Rural villages in Uganda run slowly.  And while they are always happy to have visitors, they aren’t always present at the scheduled time.  The IA staff are all aware of this, and accept it as a reality of…

Uganda – Day 04

I didn’t sleep well.  After our time at the medical clinic last night, we realized we were out in the bush late, and the next day we would be in the same area, two hours from Mbale, again.  We stayed in Ugwegwe, a small nearby city with a bustling trading center and an audible bar scene.  I know about the…

Uganda – Day 03

              Uganda – Day 03 The side effects of anti-malarial medications include nausea, but I am pretty sure that the roads in Kaliro District give the locals a little upset stomach too.  Our ride from Mbale was two hours, about twenty minutes on paved tarmac and the remainder on a dirt road more resembled the moon’s surface than it’s paved…

Uganda – Day 02

On our second day in Uganda, we drove up the mountains over Mbale to the village of Bushiyo.  The drive up isn’t so far from the electrical grid so much as so high above it. Bushiyo’s welcoming committee; behind them is one of their classrooms The elevation means the sun sets later, the air is thinner, and the lifestyle of…

Uganda – Day 01

A few weeks ago, Innovation Africa, a 501c3 with UN consultative status, asked me to return with them to Africa to produce some development materials.   On Sunday night, I left for Uganda. A few flights through a couple of cities later, I arrived in Entebbe.  Issa and Davis, my driver and translator (respectively) picked me up and we drove five…