Our trip to Mulago Hospital, located in Kampala, was one of the most humbling experiences. Mulago, being one of the largest governmental hospitals in East Africa, showed the desperations for a change in healthcare in the region. To understand the hospital more we had a tour guide as well as a doctor with us explaining the functions of the hospital. Since Mulago is a government hospital patients received free care for any type of medical need. However, individuals who can afford it are given “private” rooms and are given basic amenities with each having a particular cost such as a curtain, water, food, electricity etc. While going through the different wards we were able to see the overflow of patients and the lack of beds for them/room for family members. On average each ward has 2 nurses for up to 70 patients at a time. The lack of staff is due to the government’s unwillingness to give sufficient pay to its employees which is the source of the problems at Mulago. A lot of this in hand gives way to corruption within the hospital and promotes a terrible environment to receive care. The entire experience at Mulago made our group realize what some of us take for granted in a hospital and how fortunate we are. It was extremely eye opening and gave me particularly a new perspective on life.