Joseph Care

Joseph Care

TOOT TOOOOTT! Hundreds of boda-bodas (two-stroke mopeds), matatus (minivans) and dented cars criss-cross the crowded streets of busy Kampala. Great to get a breath of fresh air on the back of the boda after an intensive journey of more than 10...
Push!

Push!

“Today is your lucky day, cause this lady is about to deliver!” I've been working in the obstetrics department for less than an hour, that's off to a good start! The 22-year-old mother takes off her dress, puts her cut open garbage bag on the treatment table and takes a seat.
Mountains High, Valleys Low

Mountains High, Valleys Low

"So, where did Joan go?" I ask Monday morning after the transfer. 'She died Saturday morning' replies my colleague. Oh nooo….! Only 10 years old, so malnourished that her skin started to peel. She has been hospitalized for over a week...
The African Way

The African Way

BEEP, BEEP! 7.15 am, the start of my daily morning ritual. I quickly turn off my alarm clock, push my mosquito net aside and get out of bed. I walk to the kitchen to put the (now cooled) water from my kettle in an empty bottle...
Emergency!

Emergency!

'Bam, Bam Bam!!' I shoot up and look around my bedroom, startled awake from a deep sleep. What time is it? 4 pm, Saturday afternoon. What is that hard banging? Bewildered, I rub my tousled hair out of my face as I am between the thump of my...
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