What’s the Story Dr. Makori?

on April 16 | in Adventures, Fundraising, Holidays, Homeschooling | by | with 1 Comment

Special Reporter Samuel

Special reporter Samuel (10yrs) asked:

“Dr Makori, can you tell me about a time you were able to save someone’s life recently?”

Dr Makori said:

“I saved someone’s life recently when a 9 year old girl had pneumonia and went to the clinic. It was very acute and she had “suspended” breathing.”

Special Reporter Samuel asked: ”What is this ‘Mobile Medical Camp’ which you would like to set up in the summer?”

Dr Makori crop

Dr Makori said:

“The medical camp is aimed at reaching out to the unreached and most vulnerable people living in the remote rural islands. These people cannot see a doctor and probably some of them have never seen a doctor.

“They either use traditional medicines or they self-medicate. The medical camp will be an avenue for them to meet specialists and complicated cases will be referred to our referral hospital for further management.”

Special reporter Samuel asked: “What will the money we raise help you to do that you couldn’t do before?”

Dr Makori said: “The money raised will be a multiplication not an addition. Do you know Samuel, that if you add 4 + 3 = 7. What if you multiply 4 x 3 =12!

“The money you raise will obviously make me reach my vision more quickly and easily and plan for the next series of challenges.”


Journalist Josh (7yrs)

Journalist Josh (7yrs) asked:

What simple help can you give people that can change their lives?”

Dr Makori said:

“Ooh Josh, the simple health tips that I give always: wash your hands!

Also don’t play in dirty water, especially stagnant waters, sleep under a net to avoid mosquito bites and malaria. Also put on heavy jackets when it is cold and get up later so as not to catch pneumonia.”

Journalist Josh asked: ”How would an X-ray machine help you in your work?”

Dr Makori said:

“Oooh Journalist Josh, X-ray will help me investigate and diagnose accurately diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis, fractures etc. through interpreting the images.”

Journalist Josh asked: “What’s your favourite thing about being a doctor in Tanzania”

Dr Makori said:

“Tricky one, Josh! Let me see. I like seeing mothers coming back to the hospital with their babies that I helped. I also like travelling in different islands knowing that these people depend on my ability that God has given me.”


Detective Dan (4 1/2 yrs) asked:

“Dr Makori , is it easy for anyone to see a doctor in Tanzania?”

Dr Makori said:

“Dear Dan, this is a good question. Yes it is possible though the average is 1:30 000. So you can imagine that often by the time you reach a hospital to see a doctor it is too late.”

Detective Dan asked: “Why do you need an ultrasound machine?”

Dr Makori said:

“Ultrasound is useful in diagnosing internal organs and tissues when there is a disease. It will also help me in diagnosing pregnant women and avoid the risk of mother/child deaths.”

Investigator Isaac (2 yrs old) asked: Why do people die in Tanzania?

“People die for lots of reasons; some die because their time on earth has reached an end; some die because they cannot afford to may medical fees; some die because of nurses or negligent doctors; some die due to ignorance on health matters; some die because by the time they reach the medical facility their disease has become chronic and perhaps cannot be treated.

“Finally some die due to lack of good medical equipment to help the doctors perform the needed medical investigations or operations.”

The Braithwaite Journalist Team from Sulhamstead UK asked:

“And lastly Dr Makori is there anything else you would like to say to the people of the United Kingdom and around the world who are considering supporting our fundraising effort for you?”

Dr Makori cropDr Makori said:

“My parting point would be simple:  Health is wealth; if you know what you are after don’t let anything cause you to quit.

“Hard times will always come but the good news is monuments are created out of hard situations. Also once in a while a person touches our lives with words and actions that change us completely. Those are the people that extend our vision and inspire us to higher levels of personal achievement. They are our heroes! You will find them wherever the quest for personal excellence is practiced and wherever commitment to noble values is revered.”

If you’d like to help us raise money for Dr Makori and the Monger family, please click here to donate:

Braithwaite Boys Water Walk

Thanks so much for supporting this great work and for encouraging
the Braithwaite Journalist Team from Sulhamstead UK.

Come back again soon to hear about the Monger girls and how the Braithwaite boys get on questioning them…

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  1. Joanna says:

    The link to donate seems to have expired, am I too late?

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