Posted in June 2012

Counting our Blessings

Counting our Blessings

A few weeks ago I visited a Government health clinic in Nakasongola, Uganda. I found two energetic nurses, whose dedication make the place function, together with some less encouraging elements: long queues of mothers and malnourished infants; a dearth of data; and absent staff. But my real interest was drugs. The clinic has an in-house … Continue reading

That light bulb moment

That light bulb moment

In the late nineteenth century Thomas Edison was trying to invent a light bulb. When a reporter discovered that Edison had created 10,000 different versions and still could not get it to work he asked: “How can can you keep going after failing 10,000 times? Isn’t that a little ridiculous? Why don’t you just give … Continue reading