Why Can’t Our Health System Deliver for The Common Ugandan?

Pictured below is a running drip hanging from a suitcase in Accident & Emergency (A & E) ward, Mulago, on one of the several busy mornings. That and similar kinds of ingenious inventions are what the medical students, interns, nurses, and senior health officers on rotation in A & E have to resort to. Like […]

Women, Land and Food Security

The prolonged dry spell that ravaged the country for the past months left almost 10.9million Ugandans food insecure, a joint inter-ministerial statement laid in Parliament on February 14th noted. This number is expected to rise, with 1.58 million needing food relief. The eminent food scarcity is mainly attributed to the scanty rains that the country […]

The Burden of falling sick in Uganda

I remember September last year as the time I got so sick, threw up all night and drained my account to get back on my feet. As a freelancer, my health was my greatest resource. It was mumps, to be precise. I went to see a doctor who prescribed painkillers because mumps is a viral […]