Friday, February 20, 2015

Day 10 - Work at Mulago

We attended the Morning Report in the OB/GYN Department at Mulago Hospital.  We then received a tour of the facility.  Mulago is the largest and only tertiary health care facility in Uganda.  So, all referrals from around the country come here.

It was a light day and night for the midwives and nurses at Mulago.  Only 54 babies born in the last 24 hours.  And, a high percentage of them survived.


Grand Rounds

Tuesday afternoon the Makerere staff along with members of the Drexel team here in Mulago held Grand Rounds with staff at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  Doctors, nurses, midwives, residents, and medical students gathered in a large conference room at Makerere University College of Health Sciences here in Kampala and connected with a similar group in Philadelphia.  We got a late start as the Philadelphia people had to fight the snowy roads and sidewalks in Center City.  Kampala people didn't have the same issue.

It’s interesting to see how this traditional teaching tool is now being employed to bring two medical schools together to share clinical observations and problems, and new research information.  The Internet connection wasn’t perfect, but it’s improving each time they do these joint Grand Rounds.  This was their third.  It’s also interesting to follow how the staffs at the two schools have gotten to know each other through these monthly collaborations and the friendships that have developed on these Rotary Volunteer Training Team exchanges.

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