Our limited medical vocabulary

Just wondering why our Uganda languages mostly have one word for medical personnel - doctors, nurses, lab technicians and health workers as a whole - village health teams, herbalists and all others. We do not have a different word for Clinicians, for example; and it is often the case that we perceive all clinicians to… Continue reading Our limited medical vocabulary

Uganda’s Indigenous Communities as at 1st February 1926

Reading the third schedule of our Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (article 10(a)) has me wondering how so little I know about our indigenous communities, my fellow Ugandans. And yet I identify as a cultural anthropologist. Some of our indigenous communities, like the Aliba, the Batuku, the Gimara, the Mening, the Ngikutio, the Reli… Continue reading Uganda’s Indigenous Communities as at 1st February 1926