This Care Card issued to patients at the Ngombe integrated clinic run by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia serves as their medical files, containing all necessary information on tests and medicines they require. On this day, however, staff has to work quickly to download card contents; the electricity has been out again, and only two hours of power from the generator remains.
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