Objective: Describing the current situation of an obstetric ward in a hospital in Lesotho. Collection of relevant statistic data. Summary and rudimentary attempt of culturally sensitive interpretation of experiences during an internship there. Method: In the theoretical part: Literature research in medical databases and in the internet on homepages of organisations like WHO, the CIA World Factbook, UNICEF and USAID.
In the empiric part: Summary of empiric data from a diary, blog posts and emails of the author. A survey was developed. Quotations from the answered surveys are used to support or disprove the statements of the author. Results: Picturing the current situation at an obstetric ward in a hospital in Lesotho, as rudiment to incipient stages to further improvement and research of connections, necessary for a tangible improvement. Mainly patient care and treatment of antenatal ladies and intrapartum care are described. A short look at the topic of care and treatment of neonates and women who have recently given birth, is taken. Conclusion: Necessity of a change of mind, for improvement on many areas of the obstetric ward, to achieve an advancing of standards of both, the medical outcomes and patient care.