Just Another Day at the World's Biggest Hospital

On the Frontlines of the AIDS Epidemic in Soweto, South Africa

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Sister Agnes Ramashiga, an AIDS counselor in South Africa.

Sister Agnes Ramashiga, an AIDS nurse and counselor at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. Sue Johnson hide caption

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The largest hospital in the world is in the South African township of Soweto. Every day, more than 2,000 patients check into Baragwanath Hospital. Close to half of them are HIV positive.

Sister Agnes Ramashiga knows these numbers first-hand. She is an AIDS nurse and counselor at Baragwanath Hospital. Just Another Day, a radio and Web documentary produced for NPR by Joe Richman and Sue Johnson, takes listeners through a day in the life of Sister Agnes as she cares for and counsels AIDS patients. Some have just been diagnosed, others are simply trying to survive another week.

With more than 5 million people infected, South Africa has the largest HIV/AIDS population in the world. Just Another Day is an intimate portrait of one nurse at the frontline of a staggering epidemic.



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