Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

Dar es Salaam: In a fragile health system, a national referral hospital prepares for Ebola

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Emergency medicine is new here in Dar es Salaam, although the need for it is not. Trauma patients — predominately from motorcycle crashes in this congested city — make up the bulk of the emergency room cases, although illnesses stemming from HIV, other infectious diseases, and, at a growing rate psychiatric disorders, give a program […]

Dar es Salaam: From 100 patients to 65,000 in ten years

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“We used to take care of our patients so they could die with dignity,” Professor Ferdinand Mugusi, MD of Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam told us last week. “Now our patients live. So thank you.” Americans visiting medical settings in Tanzania, particularly when they are with United States Congressional staffers, get used to being […]