Mobile Clinic Day

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July 16th 2014
Published: August 8th 2014
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Mobile clinic today. Kevin, Amy and I went. We rode with around 16 other people in a tiny ambulance to a village called Kococwa which is North of Ngora by around 5km. It's a small rural village. We drove to a school and used the church that was on site as a set up for the clinic. The building was beautiful. Simple materials and really beautiful lighting just from it shifting and being somewhat dilapidated.

This clinic itself was fun. Dr Julius introduced us and let us also introduce ourselves. He translated for us and we got to express to them how much we loved Africa, Uganda in particular. The clinic was full with people. We worked all day... Taking blood pressures, distributing medication, palpating patients, listening to and treating symptoms, etc. We worked all day with no break. The doctors here are amazing. They work straight through lunch often, putting the patient first. There are a lot of things that we get frustrated with regarding the health care system but this is not one of them. Often we don't get lunch till 2 or 3pm. At around 4:30pm Julius said we would be done at 5pm for sure. At 6:30, we finally packed up and left, 😉 Uganda time.

On the way home Amy and Kevin and I wanted to stop at Ngora Shops for internet, some groceries and a beer. We have only had drinks maybe one or two nights here and a cold beer sounded good. We decided to go to a little bar with a patio on one of the main streets in Ngora. Here we could hangout on the patio and people watch and relax. As we were sitting there a giant Crested Crane came up to the patio and was wandering around looking for a place to sleep. The Crested Crane is their national bird. It's really pretty and about the size of a flamingo.

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