Uganda’s transplant revolution brings hope to thousands

Until now, anyone needing an organ transplant in Uganda had to travel abroad at huge expense. …

Hundreds of Ugandans, who like Ms Twongyeirwe cannot afford this, live on dialysis for as long as possible. But even at the subsidised price of around $100 a week for the treatment and drugs, that is more than five times the average total income in Uganda and so is only an option for a small fraction of the population.

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