Short Wave: Uganda's Solution For Treating Extreme Pain

Uganda has come up with a low-tech solution to treat patients in a lot of pain: drinkable liquid morphine.

Nurith Aizenman tell us how this model works and how other African countries are taking inspiration. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Viet Le.


Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

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