Shots from Arua Hospital

Arua Hospital is a busy city hospital, covering all areas of medicine. However with this project I was drawn immediately to the prosthetics department, a department which for a long time specialised in attaching new limbs to those who had been wounded in any one of the plethora of conflicts which surrounded the region. These days, however, they are there for the victims of traffic accidents and infection.

A young man inspects his new prosthetic leg at Arua Hospital's Prosthetics Department.

By far the most interesting thing I have seen recently was the imaging department at Arua Hospital. These people are the greatest photographers, using complex and dangerous tools and techniques to see through skin and bone. The were also very welcoming and fascinating to talk to.

A woman is examined with a sonogram machine at Arua Hospital

The X-Ray processing darkroom in Arua Hospital (note slight noise- ISO 6400!)

A child with suspected tuberculosis lies on an x-ray table, assisted by a nurse.


About Muzungu

I’m a Uganda-based freelance photographer (and occasional writer) working for a broad range of clients including NGOs, newspapers and magazines and development agencies. My work has taken me across East Africa, South America and Europe, and previous clients include USAID, the World Bank and the East African. I also work on personal documentary projects in my spare time. If you’d like to hire me or to know more, please feel free to get in touch.
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