A Reflection of My Life after living in Uganda as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Death in Uganda

My friend Frederick died last week. He had a sinus problem that was operated on. Several days after this operation he got an infection. He went to Mulago Hospital which is the big government hospital in Uganda. It was Easter and there were no doctors around. So he died.

Frederick was very social and involved in everything at the community level. His funeral was a big production with many people attending. I liked Frederick. He always had a big smile for me.

Death in Uganda is always present. Sadly enough, many times it is preventable but due to lack of facilities, medications or personnel people die.

1 comment:

  1. ugh that must be so frustrating on top of it already being so sad. to know that it can be prevented!! how do you handle that?!

    love you sweet friend.