Archive for February, 2017

Maternity Care: Here vs. There

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 |

I’ve been really lucky to spend 2 full weeks of my time here at Kiwoko on maternity (including labor and delivery, antenatal and postnatal ward rounds, gyn clinic, and the OR). Though women’s health and the labor process is mostly the same, there are a few major differences that I’ll highlight here.   Prenatal care: […]

A Word on Politics

Monday, February 6th, 2017 |

As an American traveling abroad, it is always interesting (especially after a new president takes office) to hear people’s take on American politics. I was in Malawi in 2009, just 6 months after President Obama had taken office and Malawians were obsessed with Obama. His face featured on fabric and aprons and hats and flags […]

Week One

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 |

One of my four weeks at Kiwoko Hospital in central Uganda is already gone! I arrived last weekend and after spending 1 day in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, I traveled north to Kiwoko. The staff and guests at Kiwoko have all be incredibly friendly and welcoming, making me feel right at home from the start.   […]

Introduction

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 |

My name is Stephanie Peace and I’m a fourth-year medical student at University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, USA. I’m at Kiwoko Hospital in Kiwoko, Uganda for the month of February doing an international medicine rotation through INMED.   A bit about me: I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and have […]