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.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Kampala the Beautiful

Kampala is a worn and lovely city - very soft around the edges. This is the view from one of the intensive care units at Mulago Hospital. (Please note, if image does NOT appear, it's not from lack of trying...it takes about an hour to keep working the network here before one goes through. And then I have a feeling it's just 'cause I'm lucky.)