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Banana prices go… bananas (sorry)

When we landed in Cambridge I looked forward to eating plenty of apples, that classic British fruit. Isaac Newton even figured out gravity in this hallowed town when one dropped on his head. I expected apples to be cheap as … Continue reading

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Ugandans respond to a hollow US statement

There’s a popular anti-government Facebook provocateur/s who aptly nicknamed themselves Tom ‘Voltaire’ Okwalinga (TVO) They comes up with all kinds of conspiracies and rumours many times a day and have over 150,000 followers. Most of these conspiracies turn out to … Continue reading

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7 hope-inducing faith-laced songs

On a self-fashioned holiday, I spent half of today listening to music, and thought there might be something useful there for someone else. These are some of my favourite ‘faith laced’ songs, that met both of these somewhat cheesy criteria. … Continue reading

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This is not us. And it is us. Let’s dig deeper.

As-salaam Alaikum  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of this horrendous terrorist attack. We are only a week on, and the soul searching will continue. I share these thoughts only to deepen a conversation, and perhaps help us … Continue reading

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Make a change for climate change!

I recently got off the plane from an epic long haul return flight to England. I had the most amazing time in New Zealand but……….. The carbon I released taking this one 24 hour flight is about 10 times what … Continue reading

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Gulu High Schools – A long way to go

A couple of weeks ago, some of our Gulu Friends were among high school students who sat their first set of big exams in their 4th year of high school. The senior 4 exams. These are kind of equivalent to … Continue reading

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Ward Round

Originally posted on TROP MED:
No other doctors had arrived yet on the maternal high dependency ward that morning. The nurse calls me over, she looks quite flustered. There is a 24-year-old woman, 16 weeks pregnant, gasping. She still has…

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