Mandayila Gimeya, foreground, and Firmin Kikaka examine slides under a microscope in the tuberculosis lab at the Mukedi hospital. AIDS is a growing problem in Mukedi, but the hospital does not have the standard medications used to treat patients with the disease.
A 90-year-old operating table is still used at the Mukedi hospital, where the only electricity is from a portable generator and there is no running water. Pictured from left are Alan Nzamba, Firmin Kikaka, Rumy Mundedi and Dr. Ngangula Edward Kayita.
Nurse Sona Euphrasie gives medicine to an infant held by Luange Muchinda. Because the hospital lacks funds, patients must provide their own sheets, blankets and food, as well as a family member to care for them.