Improve Ugandan Hospital Conditions

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"The consequences in Uganda are clear: the doctor to patient ratio (pdf) was estimated at 1:24,725 in 2013, with a nurse to patient ratio of 1:11,000. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends one physician per 1,000 people"(Mwesigwa). Uganda is struggling to aid their citizens due to an inadequate number of physicians and a lack of proper medical equipment. This problem has not been successfully addressed in many years, leading to unnecessary pain and fatalities. To make an impact, changes need to be made in Uganda's health care system and budget. By signing this petition, we can alert Ugandan officials about the urgency of this problem and find a solution to improve the condition of Uganda's hospitals. 

Sources:

Mwesigwa, Alon. “Uganda Crippled by Medical Brain Drain.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 10 Feb. 2015, www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/10/uganda-crippled-medical-brain-drain-doctors

“Health Facilities Stretched to Breaking Point.” IRIN, 1 Dec. 2015, www.irinnews.org/report/85005/uganda-health-facilities-stretched-breaking-point