Wednesday, 31 October 2007

FdL native teaching medical techniques in Africa

From Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
By Dr. Jennifer Hayes

Editor's note: Fond du Lac native Jennifer Hayes is spending a month in Mwanza, Tanzania, teaching anesthesia techniques to medical staff. She agreed to send The Reporter periodic updates on her adventures.

I've settled into Mwanza, the second largest city in Tanzania (after Dar es Salaam, the capital), located on Lake Victoria in the Northwest of the country -also the second largest freshwater lake in the world, after Lake Superior.

I live near Lake Victoria in a guesthouse on a hill overlooking the lake with somewhat of a view of the water below. Reminds me of Lake Winnebago in a way, but there are many inherent differences between this lake and the waters of Lake Winnebago, including the fact that it is infested with a parasite which causes schistosomiasis, so swimming is not recommended.

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