For over five years we have been writing about Tanzana, Karimu’s work there, about Sandy, Moses and others.  We have mentioned Martin McCann and some of the contributions for Karimu have gont to assist him in his work.  I thought I would take time to tell you more about this remarkable man. Martin and Sandy met in medical school and have been on the same path of making the world a better place.

Martin is a pathologist who practiced in community hospitals for 25 years.  After he retired as Chief of Pathology of St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., he obtained a certificate in Tropical Medicine from Johns Hopkins with field work in Peru.  He has worked in Haiti, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Kenya and now in Tanzania.

His main focus is in improvement and use of fine needle aspiration for diagnosing infections and tumors.  He set up a histopathology lab in Dodoma, TZ, teaches one day at week at a mission hospital, as well as courses on HIV/AIDS at the Msalato Theological College where his wife is Communication’s Director (among many other things).

Martin says that most of his patients are from villages – typically, they wait way too long to come to a doctor due to family reasons, cost of transport, and ignorance of what kinds of illnesses there are.  He sees advanced cases of cancers that few doctors in the US come across.  You can see by the photos just a few examples.

A few doctors we know have contributed to Martin’s work, specifically, and we want to thank them, as well as show them a bit of Martin and his meaningful work.Image 46Image 43

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