Long road to good health services in Kalangala

In much of Kalangala District, the only way to access basic healthcare is via a boat crossing to another island or the mainland. Photo by Henry Lubulwa

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Health facilities are few and far between for the residents of the island district of Kalangala. This complicates healthcare in an area already burdened by the scourge of HIV, writes Henry Lubulwa.

Ronah Nankinga is a 36-year-old mother who lives on Butulume Island, Mazinga Sub-county. She has two boys and one girl, all below the age of eight. She is a fishmonger who ferries fish to the Kasenyi Landing Site in Entebbe in Wakiso District.

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