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

Kampala The Beautiful

Uganda is lush and soft, almost like a bright, damp watercolor. While Mulago Hospital is quite plain and needing many of the most basic medical supplies we take for granted, patients enjoy this when they look out the window. Staff at the hospital say torrential rains hit around mid-afternoon and wash everything clean, if for only a few minutes.