A documentary ' Medical missions in Africa'. A map of Africa with a highlighted Central part having high temperatures and heavy rainfall. This climate leads to diseases like malaria. Malaria carrying mosquitoes, tsetse fly causes sleeping sickness.
Primitive transportation of patients to mission hospital in Central Africa. Men carry a patient wrapped in a sheet and put him in a primitive horse drawn carriage made of cane to be transported to nearby mission hospital. Carriage outside the hospital and men carry the patient inside the building. Patients arrive by various primitive means at the hospital. Some arrive in a cloth sling while others carried in a palanquin.
Nurses at a mission hospital in Central Africa. They take care of African babies and give a bath to the babies. African nurses along with a white nurse feed the babies.
African nurses of medical mission serve in rural districts of Central Africa. An African mother feeds her baby. Nurses provide useful advice in feeding infants. A baby weighed.
Contrasts the methods used by witch doctors with Protestant missionaries in Africa. African tribesmen use herb brews to treat patients suffering from diseases. Witch doctor addresses the tribesmen and performs sacrifices to please the god. Men sit in a group as sacrifices performed. Men, women and children suffer from sleeping sickness. A man with ulcers on his body due to unhygienic conditions. Patients lined up at a mission hospital
Contrasts the methods used by witch doctors with Protestant medical missionaries in Africa. An attendant comes in a village to look after patients suffering from an epidemic. Patients examined by medics at a dispensary, blood samples checked with microscopes. Patients treated for leprosy, doctors conduct a minor operation. Patient lies down on a table for the operation. African tribesmen inoculated. Women and children lined up at an outdoor clinic, men check blood samples. Doctors operate a patient, patients in bed as a nurse looks after them and takes their temperatures.