The Howard by Doug MacLellan

The Howard Hospital is an acute care facility located about one and half hours north east of Harare, Zimbabwe. The hospital is owned and operated by the Salvation Army. It was started early in the twentieth century as a shelter for homeless women.

Over the years the Howard has grown to include not only the hospital but also a nurses’ teaching centre, a high school, a primary school, a college of the University of Zimbabwe and a water treatment facility. Additionally there are living quarters for staff, volunteers and an area for families. A new hospital is currently under construction.

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Nurses carry a woman (left) into the Howard Hospital emergency ward. The woman and her daughter fell ill whilst travelling together. Their driver decided to call at the Howard Hospital to seek medical help. Sadly they both died a short time later. A boy prays (right) after watching an educational puppet show about AIDS run by the Howard Hospital.
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