The witchdoctor is getting prepared….
In many countries in Africa south of the Sahara patients tend to see the witchdoctor first before they go to the rural hospital, often they arrive, when the witchdoctor’s cure didn’t show relief. Often little cuts in the skin tell from the history before the patient is seen again in a different context. The witchdoctor’s work is kept secret and people seldom dare to talk about it. Sometimes children reach hospital in very bad condition, bleading profusely. Sometimes the witchdoctor treats with herbs that dilute the blood significantly. In rare cases both doctors treat the patient at the same time .