Home away from home

It was good to be back in Uganda.  The staff at Endiro, the local coffee shop, frequented by Ugandan business people and expats alike, remember me.  I got a free refill with only a smile. The nightclubs may have changed and there are a lot of new buildings, but it feels very much like I’m […]

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mEduText: A Case for Mobile Continuing Medical Education in Uganda

Rural healthcare workers do not have access to and therefore cannot implement the newest lifesaving methods for the care, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths each year throughout the developing world. These rural healthcare workers, particularly mid-level cadres such as nurses and lab […]

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This Year

This year I learned about infectious diseases and healthcare inequalities, about paediatric HIV care and the realities faced by local health centers in rural Uganda that lack equipment and staff to treat the patients that arrive each day. But mostly I spent a lot of time in front of a computer. I started out researching […]

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mLearning at Makerere University

The post has been reposted from the TechChange blog.  Visit techchange.org to find out about upcoming courses, such as the “New Technologies for Educational Practice.“ This past week, Raymond Besiga, my co-fellow on the Global Health Corps fellowship, and I met with Dr.  Paul Muyinda, a leading mLearning practitioner in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008 Makerere University, started a […]

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mEduText Redux: mCommunity

For my loyal fans out there (aka Mom), you’ll know that last October I was privileged to compete in the ITU Telecom Union‘s Digital Innovators competition (a competition that has since been adapted to only work with Young Innovators, a small distinction really as I could have competed in either).  At the ITU competition, I […]

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