Doctors without Borders in Ethiopia: Among the Afar

By Nyla Jo Jones Hubbard | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 2. LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR A FUNCTIONING
LABORATORY

I am not by nature a patient person and clinical laboratory work requires a certain amount of efficiency. Yet there were no clocks in mission, and although I had my watch, I soon learned not to bother to look at it.

Potential TB patients were piling up waiting for their sputa to be tested, and Jose felt the stress as he was responsible for getting the lab finished as well as myriad other duties. MSF had hired a large number of native people to work on building the lab, storage sheds, future living quarters for the staff and also, as more and more patients came, deboiters (Afar houses) for the people to live in. These houses are just domed shelters formed by bending over pliant poles and covering them with the Afar mats. Afar women built the deboiters. There was a very traditional division of labor. The hired men were mostly assigned to the construction of the compound buildings and hospital tents. But, since most of them were not accustomed to construction work, they did not know how to proceed on their own and Jose was required to oversee everything. Right now he was supervising the final work on the lab.

Some of the windows in the lab didn’t fit and had to be covered with tarps. The men were trying to tape the tarps up with cellophane

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