A Mennonite-run hospital in East Africa is preparing to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic. The first case of COVID-19 in Tanzania was confirmed March 16 after an individual traveled to the nation from Belgium.
Friends of Shirati
SHIRATI, Tanzania — For years, leaking pipes and an erratic power grid stood in the way of a steady water supply for Shirati Hospital. Located a little more than one mile from Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, the hospital often operated without running water for several weeks at a time.