Healing the sick

I visited Galmi Hospital in Niger. The hospital was founded about 50 years ago in the middle of southern Niger. The hospital is still run by SIM, the mission agency that built it. More than 100,000 people each year visit Galmi for treatment, according to the hospital website.

Information about patients is recorded in French in spiral-bound notebooks like this one, which chief surgeon Yakoubou Sanoussi is reading at a table in the nurses' station at Galmi Hospital.

During morning rounds, Sanoussi checked up on several patients (like this one) being treated for fistula, one patient with a severe burn because her roof collapsed under heavy rain while she was cooking, several typhoid patients and some accident victims.

Sanoussi checks up on a patient during morning rounds.

 

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