Photos: A look at CURE Uganda

The first rains of the season came to Uganda at the end of January, which resulted in the farming communities preparing their farms and gardens around the country. With families busy preparing the land for planting, they had no time to take the sick to hospital. In early February, the number of patients in the hospital slowly decreased with only two or three new admissions a day. This resulted in the ward being two-fifths full with 18 patients in the hospital. This is a look at life at CURE Uganda from that time.

Social worker Rose sits in an empty Outpatient Department.

Social worker Rose sits in an empty Outpatient Department.

Empty doctors stations in the Outpatient Department.

Empty doctors stations in the Outpatient Department.

Section D of the Ward.

Section D of the Ward.

Tom changes a light strip in the ICU as nurses take morning tea.

Tom changes a light strip in the ICU as nurses take morning tea.

Eunice washes laundry alone as her son Edmond is in surgery.

Eunice washes laundry alone as her son Edmond is in surgery.

A single blue chair sits at the end of an empty hostel.

A single blue chair sits at the end of an empty hostel.

Justine counts meal cards after serving the patients lunch.

Justine counts meal cards after serving the patients lunch.

Rahim is held by his mother Rashida as they sit outside the Ward.

Rahim is held by his mother Rashida as they sit outside the Ward.

Pastor Simon Peter preaches in the Ward during a prayer meeting for the families in the hospital.

Pastor Simon Peter preaches in the ward during a prayer meeting for the families in the hospital.

Jane holds her dad’s hand as they leave the hospital.

Jane holds her dad’s hand as they leave the hospital.


Photo of the Christopher Mullen

About the Author:

Aloha, I’m Christopher, the CURE Storyteller at CURE Uganda. My favorite thing in the world to do is make photographs, and I get to do that in a wonderful environment. On a normal day, I get to document surgeons, doctors, and nurses saving lives and families being prayed for and comforted by every department in the hospital. Prior to working for CURE, I spent the last two years working as a freelance photojournalist in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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