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From the ashes of Covid19, Africa can build a better new normal.

In April 1721, a smallpox outbreak swept through Boston. Cotton Mather, a local slave owner and preacher, claimed to be in possession of a method of preventing contraction of the disease. He had gotten this method from one of his former slaves whom Mather then named Onesmus, meaning “useful”, after a slave in the Bible.Onesmus […]

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How One Doctor is Addressing Health Care Gaps in Uganda.

During this year’s World Health Day, the World Health Organization made a call for universal health coverage. Unfortunately, Uganda is far from achieving universal health care. While the conversation generally focuses on the link between money and access, even those who have money sometimes cannot access doctors or medicines. For those who have neither money or

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Professional Volunteerism- A Pioneering Way To Contribute To The Africa We Want.

A young girl walks into the hospital limping on a bare, deformed foot. It is evident that she cannot wear normal shoes or slippers on it. The limp is a result of severe contractures that resulted from a kitchen accident a few years back when a pot of boiling soup spilled onto her leg. She’s

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Uganda\’s enterprising spirit knows no limits

As a junior medical doctor, I should’ve questioned his exaggerated statements regarding the potency of a single tube of locally made toothpaste for such wide and complex set of human pathologies but even as I contemplated the thought of raising my voice to object, Musawo Fulugensi, as he now referred to himself, pulled out a packet of “Green Healthy Tea” from the suitcase.

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The burden of un-diagnosed disease.

Clad in her school uniform, I initially thought she’d been corporeally beaten or worse. As her father eagerly provided though, it was far from that. She had a bad case of jiggers. Her nail beds were completely destroyed and in some parts of her feet, the jiggers were clearly visible. I later learnt from the father that the girl had not owned a single pair of shoes her entire life. He could only afford one pair—the one he wore.

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