Written by Jamidah Nakato, PhD, Co-Director of Linde Healthcare Educators Without Borders and Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda
A number of lessons have been drawn by each one of us during this crisis: some good, others bad. However, the good news is that good or bad, we are learning from them. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I had a routine: I would wake up in the morning, do my chores, prepare for work, race the kids to school and head off to work in the wee hours of the morning. When I would arrive, it was all work, work, and more work. By the time evening clocked, I would find myself still engrossed in volumes of assignments, books to read, and emails and letters to read and respond to with no end in sight. As it grew dark, I would collect my belongings, pick up the kids from school and race home thinking of assignments for the next day. This routine has been going on and on for years.