Annes Hospital, Tanzania

Krankenzimmer Tansania

The medical student Marcel Lind from Fulda and one of his fellow students, Soeren, worked for 4 weeks in the St. Annes Hospital in Liuli, in the south-west of Tanzania. On 05. 29. 2011 while attending a worship service at the St. Markus-Kirche in Fulda-Haimbach, Marcel shared his impressions and experiences. Here is an extract from Marcel Linds poignant lecture.

"What we saw in the hospital exceeded all expectations: Chickens under the beds, ants on the walls, there was mold on the ceiling and flies in the operating room, all this is a part of everyday life. Unfortunately, almost everything is needed: Disposable gloves are washed and dried on the clothes line. Antibiotics are only used in the most severe cases and since pain and narcotic medicine is not available, we had to operate on a 10-year-old boys knee fully conscious. Four people had to hold him down and he screamed his soul out of his body. There was no antibiotic flushing."

Marcel Lind asked for donations. He ensures that 100 % of the donated money will reach the St. Anne's hospital. It will be used to repair a much-needed IV (intravenous) machine and in addition he will purchase anesthetics.

The THOMAS ENGEL-Foundation immediately announced that it was prepared to make a € 1,000 donation for the project by Marcel Lind.

The complete report (de)

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