Machame Hospital

Machame Hospital, near Moshi Tanzania, has been in operation since 1906, when German missionary doctor, Dr. Herman Ploetze, arrived. It has grown to a 230 bed facility owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Northern Diocese, and treats over 150 outpatients daily.

Cheaply made Chinese motorcycles driven by risk-immune drivers have caused a virtual epidemic of broken legs. Machame Hospital has created a special ward for motorcycle injuries, treating up to eight patients per room.

Most of the patients I met had their legs in traction. They all had positive attitudes and seemed to be in high spirits. While impressed, I was very thankful for my hometown health care facilities.

Thought for the Day: I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to stop going to those two places.
Henny Youngman

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