Every day, as the sun rises over the dense forests that skirt Uganda’s borders with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, hundreds of children stream out from the shacks dotted all over one of the world’s most densely populated rural landscapes and set out along the dirt roads on their arduous trek to school. It’s a sight that, according to Jotham Musinguzi, recipient of the 2013 UN Population Award and the current Regional Director for the Africa Regional Office of Partners in Population and Development (PPD), hasn’t changed much over the past half-century. And he should know, because he used to make the same journey.
Read Lancet Paper: Jotham Musinguzi: delivering for Africa
Lancet. Vol 383 January 4, 2014