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24 photos in 24 hours

A day at CURE Uganda

Story by CURE International August 30th, 2017

Like any hospital, CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda is an around-the-clock operation. Nurses and technicians are tireless in their devotion to the children in our care, checking vitals, administering medication, and, yes, playing with kids in the ward even when the rest of Mbale is soundly asleep. Through the daylight hours, the hospital is abuzz with surgeries and meals and maintenance and worship and so much more.

Come with us and experience 24 hours at CURE Uganda.

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00:53

The administration building of CURE Uganda is illuminated by security lights.

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01:43

Nurse Andrew prepares to take vitals of patients in his section of the ward.

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02:15

Nurse Pius plays with Daphine; she was having a sleepless night after her operation, just laying awake in the ICU.

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03:47

Security Guard Emma patrols the hospital grounds.

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04:36

Nurse Lisa takes Prince’s temperature. He had a calm night as he recovered from having a shunt placed.

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05:54

Silver, ten years old; Patrick, three months; and Teddy, four years old, play on their bed in the ward. Teddy had surgery at CURE Uganda in 2012 for spina bifida; she returned to the hospital with sepsis and anaemia.

06:54 Kisakye plays with a blanket as she sits on her bed in the ward.

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Kisakye plays with a blanket as she sits on her bed in the ward. Earlier in the morning, she got a bath and time to play with her mother which she enjoyed. She was the first surgery of seven scheduled for the day.

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08:01

Dr. Peter tickles Teddy as she laughs on her bed.

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08:12

Nurse Hellen was nominated to share a Bible verse by Dr. Peter. After every ward round, someone shares, and Hellen chose to teach on Joshua 1:9.

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09:44

Dr. Peter performs a second ETV on Aaron.

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10:24

Aaron lays on a bed in the PACU after surgery.

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11:06

Daniella takes a few steps as her mother, also Daniella, holds her hand. About a month ago, she began to stand.

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13:06

Aaron records results of a CPC.

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13:33

Gertrude and Justine serve lunch to the staff. Every Tuesday and Thursday the lunch for the staff is rice, beans, and sweet potatoes, usually served with vegetables.

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14:44

Jane gets her hair done as she holds her son Patrick.

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15:07

The afternoon chapel service starts with songs of worship led by Annet, left, and Winnie, right, from the Spiritual Center, along with two mothers.

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Elisha lays on her bed in the ICU after having an ETV, partial CPC, and septostomy performed.

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17:58

Alex cleans surgical equipment after the last surgery of the day.

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Kisakye plays with a green ring in the ICU; she has made a quick recovery from her shunt placement.

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19:10

Rose moves clean bed sheets from the laundry room to the ward.

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20:25

Dr. Micheal places his hand on Asuman as he is held by his mother, Kadondi, during the evening ward round.

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21:38

Teddy and Silver play on their bed as their mother Jane and other mothers watch them play.



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22:58

Mariam checks the vitals of her patients.

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23:54

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda at night.


 

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Footnote: Photography by Christopher Mullen
CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda, Maluku, Mbale, Uganda