n South African Medical Journal - A community officer's perspective of a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal : editorial

Volume 102, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Amidst the seeming desolation here, I feel inspired each morning when I wake up to the sound of the cock crowing, and the morning star twinkling above the mountain backdrop. This feeling has been matched only by the sense of opportunity I perceive at the hospital every day. There might be a lot more hospital now than some 20 years ago, but there is still so much that can and must be done here. It is not surprising that the revolutionary work of Sydney Kark, and many others, emanated from their experiences in this very setting. Necessity is, after all, the mother of invention.

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