Kerrie’s trip to Uganda with Dentaid!5th April 2016
We are so proud our dental nurse Kerrie who went to Uganda with the dental charity Dentaid.
Take a look at her diary:
“On Thursday 3rd March I went to Uganda with Dentaid, there was a dental team from the UK of 3 dentists, 2 therapists, 1 hygienist and 2 dental nurses. We worked alongside dentists from Uganda and also had a few others to help out.
On the first day we went to an orphanage called Foodstep, this is where we organised all our stock and equipment. We saw all the children from the orphanage to provide treatment or fluoride application.
The day after we set up clinic at Kampiringisa- a children’s prison. We had the inmates as our translators, we saw 150 children.
Sunday we had a day off and went to the River of Life church. It was a long service with lots of singing and dancing- a lot of fun.
On Monday and Tuesday we set up clinic in the River of Life church, we saw hundreds of patients over the two days.
On Wednesday we travelled to Nakivale- a refugee camp where there are people from countries such as Ethiopia, Burundi and Rwanda. The working conditions were quite difficult, a dark room and a dirt uneven floor. We had an amazing welcome from the children who surrounded the bus and sang for us. We worked here on Thursday too.
image2On Friday we set up clinic in a Church called King of Kings.
On Monday after the weekend off we went to the main adult prison in Jinja. We set up clinic in a school in the prison grounds and saw all of the prison guards children, the prisoners were brought out in handcuffs six at a time to be treated. In the afternoon we visited a home for disabled children called Home of Hope, we brushed all of the children’s teeth and the nannies were taught how to care for the children’s teeth.
On Tuesday we set up clinic in a school in Kangalumera, hundreds of children were seen.
The last two days were spent at Corsu, a rehabilitation hospital. We worked alongside Dr Samantha- the dentist from the hospital to help promote her services.
I had a really amazing time.
Now to save ready for my next trip!”
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