A 28-member team of health care professionals from Duke University Medical Center is carrying nine tons of surplus medical equipment and donated supplies to the 1500-bed New Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Mulago Hospital staff will be trained to use and maintain the new equipment then surgeons from both countries will join in conducting a number of brain and spinal surgeries.

The project is administered by Duke’s Global Health Institute.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Families Camp Out Nearby

When patients come to Mulago Hospital, their families come too. It's the family's responsibility to bring sheets and blankets, personal items and some of the food they will need. Most of the time, families camp out on the lawn, but the afternoon rain often sends them running inside. Mulago is full of leaks, however, so sometimes, inside isn't necessarily a whole lot better!