“The Cost of Sickness and Health in Uganda” at UVMCOM’s Monthly Global Health Evening

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Dr. Majid Sadigh and Ms. Mackenzie Rigg

UVM College of Medicine’s Global Health Evening transpires the first Monday of every month in the Sullivan Classroom, hosted by Dr. Majid Sadigh. This week featured Hearst Connecticut Media Group reporter Mackenzie Rigg who presented “The Cost of Sickness and Health in Uganda,” a first-hand account of the human suffering and survival she witnessed in Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Her role in the recent  UVM/Western Connecticut Health Network Global Health program was to report on the experience from the perspective of Norwalk Hospital’s Dr. Sohi Ashraf. The presentation was complete with photos, videos, and stories, inciting thought-provoking discussion among audience members and ending with the question: what are the consequences of leaving the stories of the underserved unheard?

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