Moshi Means Smoke and Its Dirty and Feels Like Home

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The first week at KCMC we were introduced to the steem system of the entire hospital. This is KJ next to an underground water-conainter and -pump. The engineering department first wanted us to find out what it would cost the hospital to change the entire oil-powered system to an electrical one. We had to explan that our scope was related more to medical equipment
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It may not seem so but this was part of our introduction to the hospital water-systems. The water tanks were placed on the very top and the view from there was pretty great. Its not visible here, but for a few short moments the kilimanjaro peak was actually visible.
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Idara ya Waguu (=Department of feet/legs) – the orhtopaedic department of KCMC has a whole department and school for prosthetics – was actually funded by danida in the 70’s – still one of the most well funtioning departments of the hospital equipment-wise.
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I fixed this incubator..
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… and was very pleased with myself.
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The other day we were looking for some parts in town, amongst other a screw for a stethoscope. We were testing if the stethoscope worked on the street and a group of Masaai people passed us and wanted to try. The face of a Masaai hearing his heartbeat for the first time is amazing faces were priceless.
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There’s seven eleven in Moshi … They’re open 24/7 and sell Chipsy mayaii (fries w. eggs) kuku(chicken), ng’ombe(cow), mbuzi(goat) and really great ginger ale and bitter lemons.
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How to fix a broken stethoscope using a piece of suction tubing, stethoscope tubing and epoxy.
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Every friday afternoon there’s an aerobics class and Mawezi hospital arranged by the physiotherapy department. Unfortunately few people show up… we did abs.
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The view from our office/workshop at Mawenzi hospital. Sometimes Kili is visible. But its rare.
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Saturday night karaoke. We sang beyonce/halo and Backstreet boys/I want it that way.
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Sunset on the way home from work. The Kili is behind me.
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mboga = vegetables matunda = fruit. fikra = genius

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