|Object type||Black & white|
|Place made||Central Africa: Rwanda, Kibeho|
|Date made||8 November 1994|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Michael Wertheimer, Commanding Officer of Tasmania's 10th Field Ambulance based in Hobart, serving with the Australian Medical Support Force in Rwanda as the General Surgeon, examines a young local child at Rwanda's largest displaced persons camp. He is watched by a group of local children. Colonel Wertheimer has spent six weeks in Rwanda as part of a specialist surgical detachment to the United Nations (UN) sponsored Australian Medical Support Force. He commanded an outposted treatment section in the south which provided critical humanitarian care through a clinic at the Kibeho camp which had more than 75 000 displaced persons, and provided care at a university hospital and village clinics. The treatment section also treated United Nations (UN) troops.