Primary Care and Travel Medicine in Washington, DC since 2004
Day 11 – Dermatology in Zanzibar
March 2, 2011
This morning we returned to the government hospital in Zanzibar for dermatology rounds. We see many cases of tinea, also known as fungus. Fungus is common around the world but likely more prominent here due to the weather/heat, lack of resources and other infections. This hospital faces a large number of challenges, but due to the volume of patients it has the potential to do the greatest good. Earlier in my blog I make mention of a stellar woman doctor who makes the statement of, “trying to change this place before it changes her”, I repeat it in my head and again I hope she can make a difference here.