Friday, January 24, 2014

Departure Day- We are Ready

Well, the day has arrived and we head out on our VTT mission on Maternal and Child Healthcare education funded by the Rotary Foundation is about to start… 21 days to demonstrate that an effective and sustainable healthcare education network that connects Ugandan Health Centers to Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Drexel University can be created.

We have completed our Training meetings
and had fellowship

At our last planning meeting and enjoyed a Ugandan Pot Luck dinner, Matoke, Chicken Stew, Lamb stews, etc… with some special African beers and spirits.  We have a great team and our local Rotary leadership in the photo below is behind us.

We have bags of medical supplies, IT equipment, toys and baby blanket to leave at the health centers we will visit, Drexel souvenirs, and Philadelphia sports souvenirs to share as we travel around in Uganda.

The Rotary Club Kampala North and Makerere University / College of Health Sciences (MakCHS have been working hard to make our stay effective and memorable and we are so excited to land there on January 25th

We will be in Kampala and meeting with our MakCHS colleagues for the first days on the ground, then we head east to Iganga region, near Jinja (the city at the source of the Nile River as it leaves Lake Victoria. There we will visit the Health Centers at Namalemba and Namungalwe running educational sessions and conducting health clinics. Then we return to Kampala and MakCHS before we later head out to the Health Centers at Kasangati and Komamboga. These four Health Centers will be the pilot centers that project centers on… installing computer networks and providing beds, supplies and needed medical equipment. ALL funded by Rotarian around the world that contribute to The Rotary Foundation.

Thank you to ALL our supporters and our families, friends and colleagues that have made this mission possible… We are now “off”, with your help, to make a difference in Maternal and Child health in Uganda. THANK YOU.

Keep following us as we land, meet our new colleagues, go to the health centers and work with local healthcare workers, mothers and their children…

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