Descriptions from the daily hospital routine in Isoko, Tanzania

Nurses and patients in the hospital in Isoko. Photo Luzia Illiger

Nurses and patients in the hospital in Isoko. Photo Luzia Illiger/Mission 21

In the hospitals in Tanzania, auxiliary nurses without training take on many responsible tasks. They place infusions, inject antibiotics and stitch wounds. Luzia Illiger, who works as a gynecologist in the hospital in Isoko on behalf of Mission 21, admires on the one hand how they simply learn a lot from their colleagues. On the other hand, it is sometimes difficult for her to see how mistakes happen because knowledge is lacking - to the detriment of the patients.
Luzia Illiger says: "With my work as a gynecologist in the hospital in Isoko, I cannot change the health and education system in Tanzania. However, I can offer to pass on my knowledge." Especially in the rural health stations, short training sessions can make a big difference.

With their Newsletter Luzia Illiger gives an insight into her work in Tanzania. We thank you very much for your interest and support and wish you a good read.

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