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

Photos from Michelle

Michelle Gailiun writes (and snaps):
This is the main campground for the patients' families. The paths link the water source, the cooking area and the hospital. Although some family cooking is done outside, there is limited hospital food available, too. The next picture shows the line for the mid-day meal, which today was rice and beans.