Nurses from Mengo Hospital in Kampala are trained in prenatal and palliative care. They serve a crucial role providing serving expectant mothers and patients suffering from HIV, TB. Among the many challenges they face is ensuring patients’ families purchase and administer medication. Although nurses make their rounds weekly to see suffering patients, many families must choose between food for their families or medication.
Susan Hale Thomas is a freelance journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her professional interests include development, healthcare, and climate change. Her work has appeared in the The Washington Post, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and on NPR.