Jimma – a city of Ethiopia Heated Stew Ethiopia, Family, Health, People I've known, Social Issues, Uncategorized March 8, 2021 1 Minute The road which we walked from our home to town or to the hospital. Before we got onto the asphalt there was about 400 metres of dirt or mud depending on the season Our little local shop. Muhammad was a lovely guy and became a friend. The administrative parts of the University were well built. The hospital was an old Mission Hospital and not up to date or adequate. The tea room for the University staff was very pleasant. The one for hospital workers was very different! The hospital doctors tea area, as seen from sitting at one of the chairs. There was much building being undertaken, including a new hospital. It is now, about 12 years after its planned opening, being used. There were many large hurdles which had to be surmounted.. While we were in Jimma there was a period of Christian persecution. About 90 Orthodox or Protestant churches and many of the Christians’ homes were burnt down. We were living in a rented home on the town church compound and hundreds of people fled and were housed on the compound. At Jimma we found and adopted our seventh child! He’s now much taller than Robin. This was taken the day the first 4 doctors were granted their postgraduate surgical certification. From left to right : One of the graduating surgeons – he was very capable but very hot-tempered and the last I knew he had be ‘shifted sideways’ for threatening to kill the medical director; An Egyptian surgeon on staff; another of the graduates – after further training he is now a pediatric cardiac surgeon in Addis Ababa (he did further training in Israel and Melbourne); a graduate who with further training is now a plastic surgeon in Jimma; a girlfriend; a graduate who has worked in Africa but outside Ethiopia; me; a doctor in postgraduate training who has now his certificate and has started his own private hospital; a hanger-onerer! Dominic Cartier Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by Heated Stew An old man with little time, simultaneously, a lot of time, and lots to say - with opinions, born of life's lessons, on many subjects. View all posts by Heated Stew Published March 8, 2021
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I appreciate your revisits to places in Ethiopia.