We are two norwegians with professional background from hospitals
and health care.
In February 2003 we decided to move permanently to Marangu, situated
in the northern part
of Tanzania, where we have spent many holydays before and have many
contacts and friends.
Tone Ellefsrud (Born in 1958)
is a registered practical nurse. In addition she has a university
degree in hospital administration and management, and also a university
degree in international human rights and conflict management during
and war. Among other employments and engagements she has been member
of the acting board of a big, regional hospital in Norway, and also
been head of office of a regional branch of the Norwegian Red Cross
Organization. During a period in 1995/1996 she participated in the
UN mission to Rwanda (UNAMIR) building up and working in a field hospital
in Kigali. She has also been politically active on a high level in
Norway, being member of the biggest political party, the Labor Party.
Among the political engagements within this party, she has been member
of the national board, been leader of the regional organization, and
has also been set-chairman of the elected board in
Gunnar Hjorth (Born in 1945)
is a medical doctor, and specialist in family medicine and general
practice. He has had many engagements within
the Norwegian medical association, nationally, regionally and locally,
mostly within the field of his specialty, and also other medical associations.
In addition he has for more than 15 years been arranging professional
courses for other doctors of all specialties and other types of health
personnel, within the frame of the Norwegian Medical association and
also within his own organization.