19th July. Katie’s report for week 5.
6th July. Katie’s report for week 4.
It was a busy week on the children’s ward at Kilembe, as the river burst it’s bank on Wednesday, and we had to evacuate the children’s ward.
7th June 2015. Dr Katherine Gordon arrived at Kilembe Hospital in Uganda.
Katie Gordon was brought up in a small village in Aberdeenshire. She studied medicine at Aberdeen University and graduated in 2011. After graduation Katie worked as a junior doctor at Glasgow Hospital. Katie then spent some time in New Zealand working as a Senior House Officer. On her return to UK, Katie studied for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Katie has already carried out voluntary work in Sri Lanka and Nepal as well as doing her medical elective in Malawi, she is looking forward to visiting Uganda and has a strong desire to work in paediatrics in a developing country, where child and maternal morbidity and mortality is disproportionately high, with the majority of under-5 deaths being caused by preventable infections such as pneumonia and diarrhoeal illness. Katie hopes to be able to share what she has learned at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine with healthcare professionals in Uganda.
When Katie returns from Uganda, she will be starting a specialist course in Paediatric Medicine in Scotland.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys hill walking, running, reading and travel.
Katie will be sending reports on her time in Uganda, please look at the website to read her reports.