Hi! I’m a Singaporean junior doctor volunteering in Kiwoko Hospital as a Medical Officer. I’ve been here for 2 months and have 1 month left. Coming here for the 2nd time has been a great blessing and open door from God. Last year I was here as a post-student pre-houseman, but this time it’s been super exciting to get to work independently on wards meaning I can fill in gaps in the rota.
Getting used to healthcare here, after working in a shiny new tertiary hospital in the developed world, has been a real challenge. I am constantly humbled by simple things (simple to Ugandans) like worms which is amusing and actually needed.
Apart from medical work I also get the joy of serving in the music ministry in chapel, Monday-Friday. I’m so thankful for the chapel ministry, because it sets my heart and mind in the right posture to serve throughout the day. I get reminded to be intentional about how I work, with the broader perspective of God’s work in the world and in each of us.