On Uganda's Terms: A Journal by an American Nurse-Midwife Working for Change in Uganda, East Africa During Idi Amin’s Regime
On Uganda’s Terms is the gripping tale of the author’s experiences as an American nurse during the vicious and brutal reign of Idi Amin. Ms. Hale tells the story of the struggles she faced while striving to improve the Ugandan health care system in the 1960s - 70s. Recalling a saying from the Talmud—“If you can save one life, you can save a generation,” she worked to improve health care in the midst of this African nation’s most horrific time in history.
About the Author:
Mary M. Hale, RNC, MSN, SRN, SCM, has been a Nurse-Midwife for 35 years. Ten of those years she served under the Ministry of Health in Uganda, East Africa where she set up the first post-graduate pediatric nursing program. Hale has written about these experiences in her first book On Uganda’s Terms telling the obstacles to saving lives under the worst of circumstances while working tirelessly against the odds of Idi Amin.
She retired after 27 years in Pediatrics and Obstetrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. Her first year of retirement was spent writing her autobiography On Uganda’s Terms. In her second year she finished Beyond Nurses Notes – A Journey to Choose Life.