Doctors and medical students are requested to help us!
Hospital in Rubya is located in the territory of Muleba Dictrict. According to the data from 2002 provided by the Tanzania National Consensus, the estimated population of this area is 386 328 people. This hospital is equipped with around 250 beds. When it comes to the stuff, only 7 doctors work there.
They sacrifice themselves in order to help people. Very often they do not stay with their families who live in the villages located far away from the hospital. They choose to live near the hospital in order to be able to share their knowledge with others and to treat people.
The doctors participate in various trainings, skill improvement courses or try to reach patients who are not able to get to the hospital. These are the reasons why they are rarely present in the territory of the Mission at the same time.
During the visit of our volunteers in August, 4 doctors worked in the hospital. Many students and nurses work and learn there. However, due to the lack of doctors the hospital employs also persons graduated from 3-year medical rescue. Such a situation is related to the fact that the stuff is extremely limited. Still, there are not enough people in proportion to the needs. As a consequence, more and more patients die, sometimes even before the examination.
The hospital in Rubya is willing to take volunteers on – doctors or medical students who want to expand their knowledge within the area of tropical diseases and take care of ill people.