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Medicine or magic sweets?

People love medicines here, more than you’d expect. In 2003, the medical world debated whether free HIV medication would work. You literally have to take it every day, or else the HIV can become resistant to the drugs. We needn’t have worried. Most people here are great at taking medication – it seems to carry almost a mystical quality. People love injections the most, while working at Lacor I got asked multiple times “Can you just give me an injection doctor?”. Perhaps this drug shop in Lacor embodies how a lot of people feel about drugs here. Medicine or magic sweets?

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  1. Dear Nick & Tessa

    I am so sorry to read that malaria has caught up with you again, Nick. You were looking really fit again by the time you returned to Uganda. I remember a person who had been a missionary in Melanesia many years ago (70 yrs!) saying that it is a recurring illness. Hopefully medical advances have been made since then. Do take care both of you.


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