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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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Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2018

Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2018

October 15-19 is Medical Assistants Recognition Week! Our clinics could not run without our MAs, who room our patients, take vital signs, keep the appointment running smoothly, and much more. CHC currently employs around 100 MAs across all of our sites, and each one is vital to the team-based care that our patients receive. In addition to these 100 MAs, CHC partnered with the Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado to found NIMAA – the National Institute for Medical Assistant…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Every mom and every baby is unique. Every mothering experience will be different. But if there is one thing that every new mom can expect, it’s lots of advice. From well-meaning strangers to mommy blogs to grandma, the endless parade of tips and opinions starts at the “we’re trying for a baby” stage and lasts all the way through the “what college to choose” stage. Breastfeeding is no exception. “All the politics around breastfeeding – it’s a politically fraught field,…

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