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Trans Wellness Conference

Trans Wellness Conference

Members of our Center for Key Populations – Stephanie Farrell, Doug Janssen, and clients/patients of CHC – traveled together to the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference last week. This is the largest free trans-specific conference in the world, and it emphasizes including clients and patients in conference participation and advocacy. Stephanie, who is a Nurse Care Coordinator, wrote about her experiences at the conference – and how it helped to change her perspective. Day 1 Road trip time for a few…

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Travels with Marwan: End of Week 2

Travels with Marwan: End of Week 2

Nebbi, Kampala With the last of the healt h center site visits behind us, our time in Uganda seemed to suddenly speed towards the end. On Wednesday, we arose at the usual time in the morning, ate some breakfast, and checked out of the hotel, all our bags placed in the van much as they were piled in on our journey here to Arua. This time we were heading back to Kampala. First, we had two more meetings in Nebbi….

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Travels with Marwan: Week 2, Day 1-2

Travels with Marwan: Week 2, Day 1-2

Arua, Goli, Angal St. Luke After an exhilarating and exhausting week, the work continued. We finished up the written daily debriefs of last week’s site visits and discussed and deliberated as a team what recommendations we were going to make moving forward. Then, Monday arrived and with it, the first of the last two site visits in the field: Goli. Goli Health Center is a Protestant-based, private health center serving a large catchment area right at the border of the…

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Travels with Marwan: Days 3-5

Travels with Marwan: Days 3-5

Aruya, Pamongo, Nebbi, and Nyaravur I apologize. I have not written these past three days. I know that I promised to write daily but I hope you forgive me when you finish reading this entry. We have been working at least 14 hours each day, the four of us having developed a routine here in the Nebbi district. We get up at 6:30 in the morning and have a very quick, very basic breakfast with a small cup of Nescafe…

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Travels with Marwan: Day 2

Travels with Marwan: Day 2

Nebbi District We again woke up early in the morning so that we would get on the road as quickly as possible knowing that we had a very long journey ahead of us. Today, we were heading to the Nebbi District. There, we will stay for the next 9 days visiting the sites assigned to us by the Ministry of Health and the CDC-funded Implementing Partner in this region (Infectious Disease Institute or IDI). Myat Htoo, the HRSA senior advisor…

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Travels with Marwan: Day 1

Travels with Marwan: Day 1

Dr. Marwan Haddad, Medical Director of our Center for Key Populations, is in Uganda for two weeks with the HRSA-PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) pilot program. He’ll be sending us his thoughts and pictures about this experience. Follow along with his adventure here! May 6, 2019 — Kampala I arrived in Uganda really late Sunday night. Yet, I was still wired and wide awake after the 28-hour journey despite knowing that I had to be up in less…

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