Uganda's Solution for Treating Extreme Pain : Short Wave Uganda has come up with a low-tech solution to treat patients in a lot of pain: drinkable liquid morphine. Nurith Aizenman tell us how this model works and how other African countries are taking inspiration. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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Uganda's Solution For Treating Extreme Pain

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Uganda's Solution For Treating Extreme Pain

Uganda's Solution For Treating Extreme Pain

Uganda's Solution For Treating Extreme Pain

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Ronald Mutyaba at his home in Kampala, Uganda. He's holding a bottle of liquid morphine that nurses from the nonprofit group Hospice Africa have prescribed to him to help control his pain from cancer. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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Ronald Mutyaba at his home in Kampala, Uganda. He's holding a bottle of liquid morphine that nurses from the nonprofit group Hospice Africa have prescribed to him to help control his pain from cancer.

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Uganda has come up with a low-tech solution to treat patients in a lot of pain: drinkable liquid morphine. Nurith Aizenman tell us how this model works and how other African countries are taking inspiration. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Viet Le.