A Year in Uganda: Postings from Mulago Hill

Monkey visiting the apartment

Upcoming Conference in Gulu

4th Uganda Psychiatric Association / Gulu University Medical Students Association Scientific Conference, 16th - 17th April 2009 Venue: Gulu, Uganda Theme: Mental Health: Crisis in Post-Conflict Era Conference...

AHILA 11th Conference October 6-10 2008

From: Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo [mailto:ckanyengo@yahoo.com] Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:58 AM To: Royall, Julia (NIH/NLM) [E]; Auston, Ione (NIH/NLM) [E] Subject: Ahila report Dear Julia and Ione, Please find attached the report from the conference. It is...

Leaving Uganda

In a matter of hours I will be leaving Uganda. Of course, I will return, but probably never again live here for this long a stretch. Like Owen, I am ending this year long adventure as I began it -- in the safe haven of the Rugundas.

Whirlwind

A whirlwind of activity, bittersweet goodbyes and the anxiety of moving and traveling, of wanting it to be over. My nest is my comfort zone. Even though five boxes have been shipped and many things sold and packed, there are still the odd bits that have not been sold...

Gorillas in the Mist and Lions Sleeping in Trees

We awake early morning to leave at 6:00, and the driver is almost an hour late. We arrive at the base camp at Ruhija (I believe) and are briefed on etiquette in the forest -- no eating or drinking near the gorillas, stay 21 feet away, don't go in if you are sick, and...

Bwindi

Off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in a 4x4 with a driver called Joseph of Abacus Tours. The potholed road is familiar to me -- Kampala to Masaka to Mbarara, and then off on a very rough road to Bwindi in Kanungu District in the southwest corner of the country on Congo...

Another Small Kindness

I was moving boxes - books, computer, printer - from the flat to take to the Fedex office at the Serena Hotel downtown. One box was beyond me, so I asked Christine if she could find a boy outside to help. She came back with the young man who collects fees from people...

Perspective

Owen's time in Uganda ended yesterday as it began - with the Rugundas. He enjoyed cook Francis' rice, beans, chicken and then took a nap. Kwame and Roberta were with us for lunch, bringing the good news that they are expecting a baby! We talk and laugh, and I realize...