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Sabotage by Mayor (the sachet saga continues)

The operation hadn’t exactly been going well anyway. “These officers….” Anthony, my fellow ‘observer’ of the operation raised an eyebrow and sighed as we watched 20 police and 15 municipal enforcement officers wander, aimlessly and timidly along the busy wholesale … Continue reading

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3 Good, 3 Bad? – Labour Lollies

I can’t believe I’m doing a political blog post! Apologies to non New Zealanders who don’t care about the political tides in a few tiny meaningless islands somewhere near the bottom of the world. Here are 3 policies I like, … Continue reading

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Flood Destroys Elegu – A Health Center that wasn’t to be

Phase 1 – Great hope In March, we rode a trusty-rusty pickup with enthusiastic nurse Walter to the frontier town of Elegu on the South Sudanese border. High population, no health center, traders with a bit of money. What location … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids – A Photoessay

Tuesday evening are special. Every week we’ve been in Gulu for the last 4 years, we’ve run an evening class for kids in the neighbourhood. They live within 200 meters of our house, and we’re really close with them. We … Continue reading

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Theft, opportunity, deception and scandal

Originally posted on Dan and Jodes… in Gulu, Uganda:
Today I begin a short series (four posts) on community life living in Uganda. There are four short stories I want to share with you. I will begin with one today,…

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New Health Clinics – The Numbers

We’re 5 months into the trial of the 4 new clinics, with a total of 12 operational months between the health centers – the halfway point in the trial. Cetkana has been running for 5 months, and our most recent … Continue reading

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Going Big at St. Philip

Today was EPIC at St. Philip Health Center. Our Visionary In-Charge Moses typified his Go Big attitude by advertising on the radio and churches on the same day… Free HIV testing  (tested 90 people for HIV) Free drop-in Cervical Cancer … Continue reading

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