Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Friday, July 27, 2012

Travelling home

Highlight of the day for me....seeing dr vincent use best practice medical software on his first patient. It works !

at 9am we left for the drive to Kampala in Dr Vincents car

on the way we crossed a couple of rivers which are breeding grounds for a black fly which transmits a disease caused River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) and is also thought to be responsible for a serious brain  disorder in children called  Nodding Disease

so thankful we had a mechanic riding with us to Kampala.. he managed to change our flat tyre in about 15 mins. Im sure us medics would have been fumbling around for hours!

Ben was happy to accept assorted foodstuffs from the roadside stalls.
And here are a few shots taken along the way........
Driving here, provides a feast of all sorts of interesting and at times amusing visual stimuli!

Tomorrow we are hunting around Kampala for a second hand motorcycle with the assistance of our mechanic, Richard. The motorcycle will be used by the clinical officers employed by Yotkom in their rural clinic outreach.