It is for patients like these that the Kiwoko Hospital Good Samaritan Fund exists – patients who truly have no money or resources to pay for the essential medical bills.
Dr Ben, a volunteer doctor from Germany, gives his reflections of working on the Paediatric Ward at Kiwoko Hospital.
Health insurance and medical treatment are very expensive for the majority of the people in Uganda, which is why people attend in big numbers where they are offered free treatment.
In Africa, Uganda has the 5th highest burden of Sickle Cell Disease, with an estimated 25,000 babies born annually with the disease.
Kiwoko Hospital is a ‘game-changer’ in mental health care through the Mental Health Clinic at the hospital.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Grace has agreed to share her story as an encouragement to others to seek help when needed.