I’m Harrie van der Meeren, and I’ve worked for almost 30 years as a dermatologist at the Maxima Medisch Centrum in Eindhoven and at the Boxtel location of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital. Since 2004 I’ve been teaching dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidade Catolica de Mozambique in Beira. In that period, we’ve seen over 300 doctors qualify.
Most of these doctors come from the higher urban social classes. We set up the Doctors for Mozambique foundation to give poor people from rural areas the chance to become doctors too.