Sub-Saharan Africa has only 11% of the world's population, but it has 24% of the disease burden, including 64% of the global population living with HIV. Despite these statistics, it has only 3% of the world's health care providers.
We could have put our efforts anywhere in Africa, because in most parts of the continent, the need is overwhelming. From our point of view the important first step was to take action somewhere, anywhere, and as it turned out we ended up at Kisiizi Hospital. We have never regretted our decision to work there.
Our goal is to work with the local hospital staff to improve the level of health care available in the Kisiizi area of southwestern Uganda.