Doctors and Nurses Lusaka, Zambia
Although statistics are slowly moving in the right direction, United Nations figures for the HIV and AIDS epidemic in 2015 are still alarmingly high. The population of Zambia is 14 million. One and a half million of them are infected with HIV. And every year more than 20.000 people die of AIDS. The extent of this epidemic requires much from the doctors and nurses who are trying to turn the tide.
Are they optimistic or sombre? What opportunities do they see and what makes their work difficult? What does their working day entail? In Lusaka Atlas2018 met a number of truly special doctors and nurses, all gifted with a big heart. Watch the films and get to know them. It will inspire us all.
Dr. Lloyd B Mulenga
“I was born in Zambia and i’ve seen the need…. My plan is to stay here.”
THIRD LINE MEDICATION
“We do have happy days. But if your patient of client is not adherent to the medication then the war is lost.”
We followed dr Esmat for a full day with our camera.