Living with floods …

After we arrived in Mbale we spend three days working with our team from John Hopkins University scouting area of Butaleja county (pronounced as Bu-ta-le-ja), mapping roads and selecting villages for mortality and injury survey. We found that UN data are outdated and even local authorities do not have good geographic information on locations of villages and roads. Using jeeps and GPS equipment (Trimble GeoXT unit with external magnetic antenna and cigarette plug-in charger) we mapped most of roads and settlements within the most affected areas of Butaleja. See attached pictures of Tahjib navigating the car, flooded huts in one of the villages and beautiful sunset at the end of the day (now you know how late we work) 🙂

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