Monday
August 7
2017

This entrepreneur says health care for all starts with keeping local talent

If you look at the United States, the doctor-patient ratio is about one doctor for every 390 people.

But if you look at a country like Uganda, my home country, the doctor-patient ratio is one doctor for every 24,000 people. I see myself in these people all the time, because, at one point, I was them.

I was raised by a deaf-mute grandmother. My father and mother both died of HIV and AIDS. And my brother died of malaria before his fifth birthday.

I got an opportunity, through one of those send-an-orphan-to-school programs. You have seen a lot of programs around the world where you send a couple dollars across the globe to help an orphan. They go to school, and, you know, for you on the other side, you hope their life is somehow better.

Source: PBS Newshour (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
Africa, global development, global health, Uganda