Meet the doctors – Part One

by admin on October 31, 2009

I spent a little while with the doctors while I was at the hospital, and recorded this short interview.

(Please forgive the poor quality. I have been struggling a little with bandwidth issues. But I hope the audio comes through clearly)

In this clip, we chat about the challenges facing the community in general terms. Ben and Taryn personify my admiration for the ‘Epic and the Mundane’ (as they bravely talk about some of the greatest challenges in rural health, with young children clambering all over them). I want to be like them when I’m big.

Glossary for non-South-Africans:
– “comm serv” (community service) – all South African doctors are required to work in a government hospital for a year after their training. Zithulele aspires to attract this energy and talent.
– “gogos” – local term for Grandmothers
– “don’t have ids” – many people in South Africa do not have valid identification documents, which hinders their access to state services
– “long-drops” – pit latrines
– “400 to 800 Rand” – currency – 1 ZAR = 0.08 GBP

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