In which I acquire loads of medical knowledge June 16th 2019 To my dear friends and family,
I know, I know, I've been terrible at keeping you all up to date with my Ugandan adventure. These past couple weeks have been busier than expected and my blog has been placed on the backburner. But I am back and ready to brag about the amazing time we’ve been having in the Pearl of Africa!
At the time of my last blog, I had just arrived in Rugazi for a week of ... read more
Africa » Uganda Uganda achieved independence from the UK in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,0... ... read more
Hello friends! My name is Anne-Sophie Fortier, and I am a Nutrition student at the University of Saskatchewan. I love travelling, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program recently gave me the opportunity to spend the 2019 summer in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda! Apart from sharing in Ugandan locals' daily lives, my co-travellers and I will spend time in hospitals, learning about their healthcare system and the challenges facing healthcare access and delivery, and implementing programs for nutrition and reproductive health education. If you're at all interested in anything that was just mentioned... full info