- Let’s focus on retaining healthcare professionalsOne of the leading Ugandan newspapers posted a really interesting commentary about the brain drain of healthcare professionals. I found it especially interesting taking into consideration all the articles and discussions about "Ärztemangel" in Germany, as Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Apr 15, 2015
- The Power of Water
Thanks to Margaret’s dad visiting for a few days from the US, we went for a short trip to Uganda’s largest National Park, Murchison Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Apr 12, 2015
- Goodbye Rwentutu, Goodbye UgandaToday is the final day that we are in this beautiful country called Uganda. We leave for home tonight. It is hard to believe that this day has actually arrived. These two months went by so fast and it makes Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Apr 3, 2015
- Crowded boats, empty beaches, hippos and spidersAlmost a fifth of Uganda is covered by water in its various forms, from muddy trickles through swamps to glistening equatorial glaciers. However, 75% of this is represented by the Ugandan part of Africa's largest lake: Lake Victoria. I always Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 30, 2015
- Starch, starch, starch…. and street food
A Rolex joint
In addition to all the international restaurants, there is of course local food.
Despite the fact that Uganda is extremely gree Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 29, 2015
- Diarrhea, Malaria, Rafting and Time’s Up
Our ECM team: Sam (US), guide, Simon (Uganda), Pasquale (Uganda), Andrew (deputy country director, Uganda), Irene (Uganda), I, Lorraine (Uganda), g Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 29, 2015
- Two Weeks Left...Wow. I cannot believe there are only two weeks left that we are here in Uganda. The time has gone by so fast. At the beginning and before we left we were told about how fast it goes by but Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 22, 2015
- Kanfirst Drive, NtindaAnfang Februar sind Michelle und ich in das Haus gezogen, das für die nächsten Monate mein Zuhause sein wird: Vier Schlafzimmer, drei Badezimmer und ein riesiges Wohnzimmer in Ntinda.
[img=https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QyLV_zXyhEs/VNvCFcB5HqI/AAAAAA Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 20, 2015
- Water and ForestAfter I used my first weekends to get to know Kampala, recently I started to venture out of the city and there is not end in sight, so you can expect quite a few travel reports in the coming weeks.
In Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 20, 2015
- I Conquered My Fear!This week was another incredible week of teaching and adventures! We went hiking, we went to a music concert, and at school a man from ACT 4 Africa came in to talk to the students. Sunday was also our friend Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 16, 2015
- A Wedding and some ChimpsThis week was packed with some great adventures! We went to a wedding, we went to the Congo, we went chimp tracking, and we relaxed at an awesome garden with Enoch and his friend Lois. But first, I will talk Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 10, 2015
- 700 Metres Beneath Mt KilimanjaroMost tourists coming to Arusha in Tanzania are getting prepared to climb to the roof of Africa, but here I was 700 metres below the ground, at the roots of Mt Kilimanjaro. I was visiting a Tanzanite mine, a gemstone Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Mar 8, 2015
- Fort Portal and Chicken MurderThis was a very fun week full of teaching, sports playing, exploring, and even the death of a chicken by my hand that we then ate a few minutes later!! So for this week at school I played a game Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Mar 2, 2015
- Medical travel alert... It's not even Uganda.
It's rather ironic that after constantly being asked about the threat of Ebola by well-meaning, but ill-informed friends and relatives (the Ebola epidemic is on the other side of this continent), the first medical travel alert Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Mar 1, 2015
- Around the world in 206 restaurantsProbably one of the most surprising discoveries when I got here, was the abundance of international restaurants. So far, I have eaten at Italian, Greek, Indian, Persian, Eritrean, French and American restaurants and at a lot of places that haven't Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 26, 2015
- It’s all about the peopleAs I am only on a sabbatical with BCG, I still receive frequent emails, especially the ones from people that are leaving the company. A common theme with these emails is "BCG is all about the people" and while I Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 22, 2015
- Church and a Cocktail Party!We have just finished our second full week of student teaching at Rwentutu! It has been a pretty awesome and very, very different experience for us so far. The kids have been awesome and really great to teach and all Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Feb 22, 2015
- On the roadIn Kampala, there are three main means of transportation:
It's probably fair to say that everybody in Kampala who can afford it, has a car – well, everybody except for the transitional expats who know that they are only going Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 15, 2015
- Rockin' Rwentutu and Krushin Kasese!!!This week has been amazing! It was the first week in our new home in Kasese, Uganda and the first week at our new school, Rwentutu Christian School. Now, let’s talk about Kasese first, then I will enlighten you all Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Feb 8, 2015
- What I am actually doing here…I realized that quite some people have asked me what I am actually doing here.
During the last years as a consultant for BCG, I was lucky to be able to work on several Global Health projects. Sitting in Geneva and Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 4, 2015
- Waves of the world's longest riverLast weekend we went to the Nile River Festival in Jinja, Uganda's second largest city, but mostly known for being the source of the Nile. Flowing out of Lake Victoria, the water that we watched flowing by during our visit Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Feb 2, 2015
- Back to the old daysDer ursprüngliche Wochenendplan: Gemütlicher Samstag, Sport im Kabira Country Club, Sonntag Ausflug zum See und Besuch eines der lokalen Märkte.
Doch dann kam alles anders.
Einmal im Jahr setzen sich die Ärzte, Vertreter des Gesundheitsministeriums Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 31, 2015
- Day One in Uganda!!!Wow. I cannot believe I just spent one whole day in Kampala, Uganda. It was absolutely amazing! After a long trek across the pond to Amsterdam and another long flight further south, we finally made it to Uganda. We spent Posted by NickValdivia18 in Student Teaching in Uganda | Jan 29, 2015
- Elephants, monkeys, tarmac and dustThe nice side effect of crossing half the country to the sites of our field trip was, that we also passed through Murchison falls national park where the streets were flanked by wildlife.
[img=https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RsLPO6GGIh8/VMCIb5VZNII/ Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 28, 2015
- Out in the field in NebbiLast week I went onto my first trip to rural Uganda, specifically to Nebbi province in the West Nile region close to the border with Congo (DRC).
Posted by maike42 in Nordish by Nature | Jan 26, 2015