Uganda legalises morphine in Africa first

The painkiller, which is widely used in the West, remains a social stigma in African nations due to misinformation.

Red tape and misinformation are to blame for the world’s unequal distribution of medical morphine and it is patients in the developing world who are losing out.

But Uganda has become the first country in Africa to allow nurses to prescribe morphine to patients. Whether you have access to it depends largely on where you live.  

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Luwero district in Uganda.

Source: Al Jazeera