Hi! Welcome to our blog. We are a group of six Biomedical Engineering Masters students at Johns Hopkins University. We are working on a project to empower mothers in low resource settings to identify illnesses in their babies during the first week of life. Over the month of August, we will be traveling through rural Uganda to interview mothers, midwives, and other stakeholders about Neonatal Monitoring (NeMo). Join us as we embark on an adventure with the goal of reducing neonatal mortality on a global scale!
We have officially ended our fieldwork in Iganga. As a tribute to the hardworking individuals who helped make it possible, we have put together this special “behind the scenes” feature. On our last fieldwork day in Iganga, we returned to the village of Nakalama to speak with more fathers and gain insight into where families… Read more Continue reading Iganga: Behind the Scenes
Yet another exhilarating weekend! On Saturday, we packed into a “tourist van” with some of our amazing Ugandan collaborators (Justine, Paul Junior, Paul Senior, and Lydia) and ventured to Sipi Falls in north eastern Uganda. We hiked through beautiful rain forests and farmland and saw lots of cows, goats, and plants (including loquat, avocado, banana,… Read more Continue reading Abseiling Into Our Last Week
Over the last three days we have continued conducting interviews with moms from various villages in Iganga. Wherever we go children greet us with big smiles and waves. They shout out “muzungu” (foreigners) as soon as they see us and more children come running. Within no time there is a small army assembled around us… Read more Continue reading Fieldwork Wrap Up