SHIPMENT OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT ARRIVED IN NOVEMBER

KIDA's new medical staff was so happy to receive the shipment from IMEC (International Medical Equipment Collaborative in Boston) at the end of November, 2011.  It had been a challenge to treat and care for the continually increasing stream of patients arriving at the new hospital.  But they didn't complain (too much!) and somehow they compensated for the lack of supplies and equipment.

When the truck finally arrived on November 27th, the whole community turned out to help unload it.  The Uganda government required that everything be engraved and labeled with "KIDA Hospital".  The nurses put patients, who had previously been sleeping on the floor on mattresses, in the new hospital beds as soon as they could.

There was no forklift, so many people helped unload the contents
The human forklift
Over a thousand items had to be labeled; what a job!
Over a thousand items had to be labeled; what a job!