7 Billion Humans | Empty Pockets, The Youth Bulge in Developing World: Overcrowded Maternity Ward at Mulago Hospital | Kampala, Uganda

Overcrowded Maternity Ward at Mulago Hospital | Kampala, Uganda

Half of Uganda is under 15 and has highest fertility rate. Uganda also ranks at the bottom for education. If you want good education you have to emigrate.

I witnessed the worst maternity ward at Mulago Hospital in Kampala—women brought a tattered sheet of plastic with them to the maternity ward because they knew they would give birth on a hospital hallway floor, probably along with multiple women giving multiple births (twins, twins, twins,) on their little sheets of plastic while the few beds were full of multiple women and not enough staff to save anyone’s life if there were complications. Uganda’s population has doubled since 1990.

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