Medicines in Uganda are often made in Asia and generally contain fewer active medicinal ingredients than their European counterparts. European medicines are sometimes available, but are considerably more expensive than the ones manufactured in Asia.
People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or HIV are only infrequently able to receive proper medication to manage their diseases, and are rarely able to afford the regular checkup appointments needed to manage these diseases.
A nurse in Uganda earns about 162,- Euro per month. A Health Officer, whose medical training exceeds that of a nurse already earns 465,- Euros per month.
In comparison, a doctor earns at most 1200,- Euros per month. Their medical training is only above that of a Health Officer in the realm of surgery.