- We are thankful to our Australian IT guru Graham Hambly , who was online with us for several hours to help with our network problems.
- Negotiation is under way to source a vehicle for Ambulance which could be based at the Yotkom Medical Centre. We are hopeful for a successful outcome.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Preparing for our opening ceremony
Our Yotkom team from Australia have now been in Kitgum for 14 days
The team is made up of
Dr Andrew Wright
It has been a very busy time and also quite a challenge dealing with very hot conditions over 40C most days. Its difficult to sleep at night. Power has been off for 3 days and our solar is under powered because of afternoon storms.
From the first day we arrived we have been working on several fronts.
Time spent visiting important community members and sending out invitations as well as agreeing on a program, establishing a planning committee (essential in an African setting !) and making sure we have some traditional Ugandan singing and dancing .
Our chaplain, Rev Concy has played an important part in the process , guiding us, leading mee tings and ensuring we develop good relationships with community leaders.
It is very encouraging to see our team of health workers bonded together as a family with a united purpose to deliver high quality compassionate care to this community. They already have a developed a reputation for excellence and kindness.