Kapchorwa

A week ago the USP team went to rural Kapchorwa, a town nestled in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda. I went into the experience feeling dry and empty and left feeling full and so sad that I had to leave such a beautiful place. I honestly don’t know how to put into …

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Ubumuntu

I did not write this post with the hopes that you would feel warm and fuzzy inside after reading it. Quite the opposite; I hope that you feel uncomfortable and that it makes you really think about the injustice and calamity that took place 23 years ago. The genocide was a tragedy that was planned; …

Rwanda

I honestly don’t know how to adequately put into words the last 10 days. I have laughed until I cried, cried until I thought my heart would break from the heaviness, and everything in between. Rwanda was an eye-opening, life changing journey. It exposed me to the true ugliness of humankind, as well as the …

Impfondo

Prepare yourself for a fairly long update, as it’s been a month full of crazy happenings, even in the mundane. First, the big picture things I have learned: I have experienced things I never thought I would and have come away with a bigger and better picture of what tropical medicine looks like. I have …