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Gratitude

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 |

Prior to spending this month in Uganda, I knew that I wanted to return to work in Africa after completing my medical training, as this has been a call on my heart for many years already. This experience was both ...

HIV Care

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 |

Kiwoko Hospital has several different clinics for HIV+ patients, including one for adults, one for children and adolescents, and one for mother-baby pairs. There are also extensive counseling and testing efforts that happen in formal and informal ways and a ...

Malnutrition

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 |

Prior to starting medical school, I spent 2 years (plus all of my college summers) working for a non-profit organization called Project Peanut Butter, which specializes in local production of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) used to treat malnutrition in children. ...

The Ethics of NICU

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 |

I completed a month-long NICU rotation earlier this year in Columbia, MO, so I was excited to see the NICU at Kiwoko Hospital (known as the best in Uganda). The facility is beautiful, though lower-tech than our NICU in the ...

Low Resource Health Care Decisions

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 |

Operating in a low-resource health care setting is a huge adjustment. The physicians at Kiwoko Hospital routinely are forced to make life-or-death decisions that affect not just their own patients but the rest of the patients in the hospital. To ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Introducing Myself

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 |

Hello! My name is Stephanie Peace. I am a medical student at University of Missouri-Columbia, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda beginning in January 2017.