The (Not-So) Secret Suffering of Health Workers in Uganda

Taylor Hendricks
Mar 31, 2016 · 4 min read
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Outside the maternity ward at a health center in Mukono, Uganda. Photo taken by Taylor Hendricks.

I’m standing outside a dark, door-less cement closet with a hole in the floor being told that this is the staff washroom.

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Crowded maternity ward in district hospital. Photo taken by Taylor Hendricks.

Is it any wonder why health workers in Uganda get a really bad rap for being unfriendly, disrespectful, and even abusive to patients?

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Tireless midwives of Mubende Hospital display signs encouraging more support and compassion for health workers at a recent Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative launch. Photo taken by Taylor Hendricks.

AMPLIFY

New voices and ideas from Global Health Corps, a diverse…

Taylor Hendricks

Written by

Fundraising and Development Officer, Save the Mothers, Uganda, Global Health Corps Fellow 2015–2016

AMPLIFY

AMPLIFY

New voices and ideas from Global Health Corps, a diverse community of over 1000 young leaders worldwide united by the belief that health is a human right. We tell our own stories, honestly and thoughtfully, because this is where our activism begins.

Taylor Hendricks

Written by

Fundraising and Development Officer, Save the Mothers, Uganda, Global Health Corps Fellow 2015–2016

AMPLIFY

AMPLIFY

New voices and ideas from Global Health Corps, a diverse community of over 1000 young leaders worldwide united by the belief that health is a human right. We tell our own stories, honestly and thoughtfully, because this is where our activism begins.

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