Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians

by Smart Villages Foundation
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Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
Bring Healthcare Access to >40000 Rural Tanzanians
impact surveys in Kiruru sub-village, Simanjiro
impact surveys in Kiruru sub-village, Simanjiro

Fundraising for healthcare in Simanjiro continues to be a significant challenge. Whilst COVID-19 infection rates have significantly reduced, healthcare facilities in the region remain severely under-resourced and require further financial support. 

Currently, our main objective is to continue to support local healthcare facilities in Simanjiro, and your donations will help us work with local healthcare workers to make this happen. With your donations, we have continued to provide remote healthcare facilities with essential equipment, which has enabled healthcare staff to treat patients more effectively. 

In addition, we are continuing to work with the local radio station Orkonerei FM, to share essential health information with listeners. This is especially valuable due to the remoteness of many communities in the Simanjiro district, meaning that access to reliable healthcare information is otherwise scarce. 

In our most recent impact surveys we conducted in the communities we work with, there has been a strong emphasis on increasing the number of remote healthcare facilities in the area. With your support, we hope that our Telehealth system can be widely implemented within the communities we work with and beyond. 

If you would like to share this report within your network and on social media, your support in raising awareness would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Iona

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Dry landscape in Simanjiro
Dry landscape in Simanjiro

Dear Friends

Thank you for your generosity so far in this project to bring access to healthcare to remopte villages in rural Tanzania. The need has never been as pressing. Over the last few months the rains have brought much less water than usual, so the communities are facing even more hardship. Indeed, those with cattle have moved away temporarily, to areas where the grazing is better.

While we try to collect the funding necessary to go ahead with our pilot project on rural health, we've been investigating how the concept would work in other areas of the world. The good news is that the reception for the idea has been very positive in countries as near as Uganda, and as far as Nepal.

So we are looking forward even more to being able to trial this concept properly, to be able to make accessing healthcare easier for these remote rural populations. Please do continue to share this project with friends and family - we appreciate your generosity.

Best regards

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Community Meeting in Kiruru Sub-village
Community Meeting in Kiruru Sub-village

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately it's been a tough few months for fundraising, and our dreams for a long-term trial of the telehealth hub for remote communities in Tanzania seems a long way off. We've applied to several EU and UK-based research grants but sadly were unsuccessful due to our project's benefits not significantly impacting back to the UK. Although GlobalGiving has not brought in much money in the past 4 months, it has generated interested from several health NGOs and businesses looking to donate time/software/support as part of their CSR. This has really reinforced our belief that this is something worth investing in, and we're continuing to seek out other fundraising opportunities.

Although we didn't have funding to carry out any more health trials, we have continued to engage with the District Health Officer in Simanjiro, who has given his support in running our telehelath project across 6 sites. The community members from both villages where we ran our first pilot tests are continually asking us when they will have a telehealth system in place, so there is definitely interest; Now all we need to do is find the funding to make it happen!

We would be so grateful if you could share our story with your friends and family to help us reach more donors, and help us bring our vision to life. You could even start your own fundraiser page on GlobalGiving for our project. Or if you know of any good places we should be looking for funding, then please let us know! If they (or you) start a new monthly donation before the end of 17th December, GlobalGiving will match their first donation by 200%. So now is the perfect time to get sharing! For more information on the project, visit our website.

Once again, a massive thank you for choosing to support this project. We will continue to share with you our progress as we work towards bringing healthcare access to thousands of remote Maasai communities.

Best wishes,

Natasha

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Smart Villages Foundation

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @E4SmartVillages
Project Leader:
Natasha Wilson
Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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