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Exploring Tanzanian Health Care, Culture, and Wildlife

By Auriel August

Over the summer of 2014, Auriel August (’17) will be conducting research at the DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Read all of her posts here.

The two weeks since my last post have been filled with so many new experiences!

I was given the opportunity to conduct rounds with Dr. Helga Naburi in the neonatal unit at Muhimbili National Hospital. She explained pregnancy complications that are common in the region, such as birth asphyxia, and how doctors go about treating the preterm babies without access to incubators or ventilators. There is an amazing team of physicians and nurses in the wards who do great work with limited resources.