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posted on 2023-07-27, 10:06 authored by Paul Tsoukas

This quotation from Hemingway’s short story rings true near the base of Kilimanjaro. From Kilemma Hospital, Tanzania, near the Kenyan border, you can see what the local Masai call ‘the house of God’. The Hospital is supported by the church and the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance, a humanitarian foundation and non-governmental organisation that helps to fight HIV/AIDS and provide healthcare to destitute African communities. On the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the foundation established a HIV/AIDS clinic that treats patients from the surrounding communities. For my first elective in medical school, I had the privilege of witnessing a collage of melancholic yet interesting medicine.



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Tsoukas P. The cost of living with and dying of AIDS in Tanzania. RCSIsmj. 2011;4(1):93-65

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