The first time I met Dr. Uta Fröschl, I had just been interviewed for the current position I’m holding at Beit CURE. My throat was really irritated, and I suspected that I had tonsillitis, so I took advantage of Dr. Fröschl’s expertise in ENT and got her to check me out. Sure enough, she diagnosed me with tonsillitis, and I was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics to kill the infection. But I also went home curious as to how this German doctor ended up in Zambia and became one of Beit CURE Hospital’s newest doctors.
Seeing that it’s very difficult to track down Dr. Fröschl because she is constantly busy—jetting back and forth from her office to the clinic and vice versa—I was lucky enough to have the chance to sit down with her this week and get her story for you all.
Dr. Fröschl was born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin, Germany. After completing high school, she indulged her adventurous streak and took a mission trip with the Berlin Mission Society to Tanzania to teach. Working in a remote village with no running water and/or electricity would turn many people off, but the opposite was true for Dr. Fröschl as she fell madly in love with the country, the continent and its people.