Ten years later. And he still has a special place in his mind and in his heart for those days in Tanzania.  He worked in that country as a medical doctor and he has returned to work in a church-run hospital. This time he travels to Ndala, in the northeast of Tabora. It seems that this place was even more isolated than his first place.

Not only his place of work has changed, also the way of working in a hospital has changed. During his second tenure he notices that there are more medical activities outside the walls of the hospital. Another change is the need for more reports on paper. Quite a number of NGO’s who have donated money come to visit to see how the money has been spent. Evolving view in the world of NGO’s have to be implemented in the hospital in Ndala, otherwise the funding will dry up.

In this book we see a lot of respect for those Tanzanians who keep the work in the hospital going.

Ad Groen – Vijftig maanden zwaar. Notities van een Memisa-arts – 1997 – 159 pages

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