Dr. Michael Künstle, Pediatrician from Voels in Tirol, assisted on the Paedriatic Department. He learned a lot about tropical diseases and shared his long-standing experience with the doctors and nurses of St. Francis Hospital.
Christine: Her challenge was mainly to keep the devices, which has been delivered from our association in the past years, in good shape. Especially the emergency generator needed a thorough overhaul.
A car, co-financed from MIVA Austria, St. Francis Hospital and private donors and 40 boxes containing bed linen and blankets (donated by the St. Vincent Sisters in Zams) had to be taken through the customs bureaucracy and brought out of the harbour in Dar es Salaam, a lengthy procedure. It could be finished by the Hospital Management not before 4 weeks after our departure.
Hygiene control on all wards.
Financing of hospital fees for several poor patients, especially children