Clinic Waiting Area

      Patients waiting outside the clinic exam rooms were seen in the order they arrived. We would simply step out and call "Next" in Swahili ("wingini", I think) and everyone seemed to cooperate. The first sign seen over the door in the hallway reads, MGANGA, which means "doctor" in this part of Tanzania. Though the Swahili word for doctor is daktari, I can't remember anyone using that around Chimala. The patients loved to get a shot (sindano). They thought they would more likely get better if they could get an injection. (I've had some patients in the States like that, too.) About 100 patients were seen at this clinic each day.


Link to Tanzania Photo Collage

Link to 1980 Medical Mission to Tanzania

link to West-Ark Church of Christ