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Return from Uganda

Return from Uganda

Ladies, I,m back and OMG what an experience, please all of you for whom it's possible please go and do something you've always wanted to, the sense of achievement is immense and so good for your self esteem after what we have been through, especially if it benefits someone else as well. The Ugandan midwives and village health care workers I worked with were amazing, working to the best of their ability in very basic circumstances. Soaking up info like a sponge and most willing to take new ways of doing things in their stride, honestly they are taught by rote and cannot envisage their own new ideas, but wish to improve things for their women. I hope I have contributed a little by passing on skills and new ways of working , even in a month.

I introduced morning cleaning, sterilising by autoclave, a ceramic water filter, rechargeable batteries, storage is sterilised packs, rearrangement of delivery area and resuscitation area. I could do so much more for this very small midwife lead unit in Kagote.

That's enough I think, just giving you a snapshot of my month over there, I would go back tomorrow except for my family. So get out there ladies, life really can go on for as long as possible xxx

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So pleased you found your visit so very worthwhile and it’s fantastic you have been able to impart your fabulous knowledge to help those less fortunate than us and improve their medical and hygiene knowledge. It’s lovely to have you back with us safe and well. ❤️Xx Jane

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Thanks Jane such a lovely reply but how are you at the mo?

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Sounds like a really wonderful experience. I would really love to do something like this in the future. I met someone via a local FB group who is rebuilding a school in Kenya. I sponsor two young lads (direct to parents) which means they attend school and it takes the pressure of family to find funds. They are called Jacob and Esau 🤗 I feel so privileged to be in a position to do this. I’d really love to contribute more so I do have a goal of travelling there at some point and helping firsthand xxx

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I would absolutely recommend that you start making arrangements to go, it will open your eyes wide and take your mind off why we are on this page, so freeing if your understand my meaning , how are you at the mo?

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Not good so plans need to be on hold for a bit but that doesn’t mean I won’t get there eventually x

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What an amazing experience. You’ve doubtless changed the lives of many.

Wonderful!

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Please go and do something you've always wanted, it's so good for your mental health

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Very brave and i expect rewarding experience.It makes a person appreciate what we have in the U. K.

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Very rewarding on both sides I expect, what a wonderful experience.

Much love

Paulaxxxx

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How fabulous and to achieve so much. Full of admiration for you! Xxx

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That is wonderful and it sounds like you made an amazing contribution. And how great to be back on the side of the track where you can feel the satisfaction of giving your skills and experience to help others.

Here's to making the most of things while we can

X

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