Dr. Dominik Metz, Doctors with Africa
Dominik grew up in South Wales in the UK but has been working as a paediatrician in Ipamba Hospital in Tanzania's Iringa Region since August 2014 with CUAMM Trustees (Doctors with Africa). Before he took up his work, the hospital's Malnutrition Ward associated malnutrition with certain death and therefore did not treat a malnourished child. His work in raising awareness and motivation among staff, setting up a unit for premature babies and improving essential neonatal and newborn care has caused a dramatic increase in admissions and a significant drop in mortality rate. In the first six months of 2015 alone, the mortality rate had fallen from 28% to 14%.