Week 2

I am currently located in Kabale, Uganda, which is in the southwestern region of Uganda and about seven hours outside the capital city of Kampala. Kabale is a mostly rural area with a main town center, which is where I am staying. About 80% of the population does some form of subsistent farming and women and children usually do the farming itself. Hence, a majority of the people’s diets are starch based such as sweet potatoes and corn. The roads are actually pretty well paved, which according to everyone here is a big difference from about three years when it was mostly just dirt roads. The old roads created huge issues with the amount of dust that would travel through the air and cause breathing and visibility issues. One past intern described it as walking in a sand colored blizzard. But now the dust is pretty controlled in most areas. Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO)IMG_2096.JPG , the organization I am placed at is a locally run non-profit that owns a local clinic, HIV clinic, nutrition clinic, maternal clinic, rabbit breeding project, and numerous other community capacity building projects. I am currently working with the maternal clinic as well as the rabbit breeding project. I will be implementing logs for families that receive rabbits from the project in order to set up a form of formal monitoring and evaluation as well as helping to implement the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist in the maternal clinic.

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