It all starts on Easter Sunday, April 1 , when four people will be leaving Brisbane to travel to Kitgum:
Andrew Wright : Doctor and Yotkom Director
Jonathan Tey; Doctor
Jonathan is going to get alongside our doctors and nurses and learn about tropical health as well as be involved in teaching on various topics, modelling good history taking and examination to our clinicians and teaching them about computer based records and on line learning resources.
Chelsea Edwards: Researcher :
Chelsea has a background in research into various tropical diseases like Malaria and Leischmaniasis . She is interested to learn more about medical missions and is going to look at ways of helping us with research and also introduce some new test kits for a disease which is often missed in Uganda.John Yared: Dentist
John Yared will be working with Godfrey our Yotkom dentist and his assistant AnnetteIt will be time of building relationships and focussing on teaching and mentoringIt is also important that we establish good Dental guidelines and practices in the clinic and John will be a great help in this process
We are so thankful to these people who are giving up their time and investing their resources into the community of Northern Uganda
Yotkom is a partnership between Australia and Uganda to improve access and excellence in Primary health care to Northern Uganda.
We are striving to achieve our mission by building relationships, resources and self reliance.