Ebola defences were in evidence at the airport; we were met by a wall of nurses in uniform, wellies, masks and gloves who made us sanitise our hands and checked our temperatures before we passed through immigration. We also had to complete a long checklist to rule out any suspicious symptoms of disease! Thankfully UPMA's staff members Andrew and Bonny were there to meet us and drive us back to Kampala from Entebbe airport (approx 1.5 hours drive) arriving at 1am. I am staying in the same room as my previous visit which is a mini suite (of sorts) and very comfortable.
After settling in and reconnecting with Ann and Kate, volunteer midwives who have been here for 1 week already, we went to the UPMA's office this afternoon for a meeting to discuss everyone's workplans and my objectives and ensure that everything dovetailed into our project plan. This required much skillful cross cultural negotiation and I was quite tired at the end! Back at the hotel we continued our discussions over dinner - it's lovely all being together but sometimes difficult to switch off!
|Meeting at UPMA this afternoon|
Having experienced the hotel buffet for lunch (starch, starch and starch) we decided A la carte was the best option for dinner. Here is the fish menu - I was briefly tempted by the 'English Style Blobby Fish Fillet - look big, delicious but fish certainly' but decided to leave that delicacy for another night.
|Yum yum, blobby fish|