By: Saeed Kamali Dehghan | ‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid | Neuroscience | The Guardian
One of the few neurosurgeons in the country, Mukasa declined lucrative opportunities to work overseas, dedicating himself to training a new generation and going the ‘extra mile’ for patients
Kennedy Owuor first fell over in his hotel room in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, before headaches followed. He initially brushed the symptoms off as a minor problem, but soon he started having difficulties speaking and moving.
A trip in August 2020 to northern Uganda, as part of his duties working for the UN’s food agency, had to be interrupted. He was instead driven for 12 hours to UMC Victoria hospital in Kampala.
He always went an extra mile to understand the social factors affecting his patients, besides their neurosurgical diseases