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

We're Here!

We finally arrived in Kampala after 16 hours in the air. We were thrilled to find a shuttle waiting to take us to the hotel...but the ride was a little scary. Even at 11:00 p.m., the streets are crowded with people out having a good time - shopping, bar-hopping and flying around on the ever-present motorscooters that double as taxis!