"More than a drop into the ocean"

Knowledge that saves lives: Newlands Clinic trained in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 20 health workers from six countries in Southern Africa. In an two-weeks course they got theoretical and practical knowledge about HIV treatment. "The training we do has a multiplying effect ", says our teacher Azza Mashumba in an interview with Newlands Clinic.

Azza Mashumba Head of Paediatrics at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare teaches with passion at our Training Center

Newlands Clinic: Could you explain how important training at the Training Center is?
Azza Mashumba: It is very important. I can share my knowledge and teach. It is also an opportunity to get an insight into the work of health workers from different countries. We share our experiences. This is how we learn and profit from each other. For me Newlands Clinic means hope.

Newlands Clinic: Why is the work at Newlands Clinic, including training, not just a drop in the ocean?
Azza Mashumba: The training we do at Newlands Clinic has a multiplying effect. A trained health worker is enabled to help more people day by day. He also teaches other health workers; this is how knowledge multiplies. It is much more than a drop into the ocean, it is saving lives.

Azza Mashumba is Head of Paediatrics at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare and a teacher at our Training Centre since 2010. It is the second time Newlands Clinic held this course for nurses from the SADC region. Again supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.