Gulu. Northern Uganda. October 2000.
Dr.Matthew Lukwiya, head doctor at St.Marys Missionary Hospital in Lacor outside Gulu, after one his rounds of the isolated ebola ward. Within a few days he too was to catch the Ebola virus and die.
He saved many lives in his fight against ebola, but with the epidemic apparently on the wane, the 43-year-old doctor became the 156th recorded victim of this outbreak. Two months of leading terrified nurses by example, cleaning up pools of lethal blood and vomit, had exhausted him. While easing the violent death throes of a colleague one night, he made a mistake and died because of it.