Help us extend essential care across Tanzania

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Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Help us extend essential care across Tanzania
Children supported with wheelchairs in Moshi.
Children supported with wheelchairs in Moshi.

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from 2022.

After an extended construction and development period, 2022 saw the opening of the long-awaited Maternal Wing within CCBRT! The opening of the Maternal Wing has allowed CCBRT to continue to ensure availability of skilled attendance during delivery and access to 24-hour comprehensive emergency obstetric care for complicated deliveries. CCBRT continues to target patients who are former obstetric fistula patients, women with disabilities, and some referred high-risk clientele from regional referral hospitals. These targeted patients require free or subsidized services to provide the holistic care required. Now more than ever, with this expanded capacity to offer life-saving and life-changing maternal services, CCBRT relies on your support to continue to provide the high level of care for which they are renowned.

In 2022, CCBRT provided support to over 550 children with disabilities and their families at the House of Hope in Moshi. Specifically, 338 children were reached through support from Wheelchairs for Kids, with critical support offered by the Dorothea H. Ross Foundation. CCBRT’s major objective for wheelchair service provision is to support children with disabilities to:

  • Improve overall health and well-being;
  • Promote their ability to go attend schooling; and
  • Empower persons with disabilities and their families to engage in socioeconomic activities.

CCBRT was also able to welcome back Dr. Picard Undendele from Aravind Eye Care System in India, where he was pursuing fellowship studies in Pediatric Ophthalmology. His return in June 2022 has increased capacity for treatment of pediatric patients in need of eye treatment. Clinics are conducted on Monday and Wednesday, and surgeries are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays. The Ophthalmology department has recruited and is still recruiting more MDs to meet regional pediatric ophthalmology needs.

Your support through GlobalGiving provides critical support to CCBRT to support the continued provision of improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your ongoing support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Picard Undendele conducting eye screenings.
Dr. Picard Undendele conducting eye screenings.
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President Hussan
President Hussan

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

With the recent opening of the new Maternal Wing within CCBRT, and as of early September we are happy to report 150 deliveries so far this year! CCBRT has held some exciting events to honor the opening of the Maternal Wing, including hosting Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Here you, see the Chair of the CCBRT Board, Dr. W. Slaa, presenting Her Excellency President Hassan with a portrait of her with Mabinti Centre participants from her visit to CCBRT years ago as our fistula ambassador.

We are also happy to report an update on the wheelchair distribution at the House of Hope in Moshi. The Wheelchairs for Kids program was provided in part by funding from the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and through contributions received by Kupona Foundation. At this time, all 166 wheelchairs procured have been distributed to children in need. Your support has provided these children with life-changing equipment to improve their mobility and quality of life.

Your support through GlobalGiving helps CCBRT provide improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your continued support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Wheelchairs for Kids
Wheelchairs for Kids
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Maternal Wing
Maternal Wing

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

After an extended construction and development period, the new Maternal Wing within CCBRT is finally open! As of April 2022, 39 babies have been delivered in the wing, including 3 sets of twins, 2 mothers with disabilities and 1 emergency premature delivery. The opening of the Maternal Wing assures safe, accessible maternal health care for mothers throughout the region.

We are also happy to report an update on the wheelchair distribution at the House of Hope in Moshi. The Wheelchairs for Kids program was provided in part by funding from the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and through contributions received by Kupona Foundation. At this time, all 166 wheelchairs procured have been distributed to children in need. Your support has provided these children with life-changing equipment to improve their mobility and quality of life.

Your support through GlobalGiving helps CCBRT provide improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your continued support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Wheelchairs for Kids
Wheelchairs for Kids
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Elizabeth, peer trainer of youth with spina bifida
Elizabeth, peer trainer of youth with spina bifida

Dear Friends,

Greetings, and Happy New Year! We are excited to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

October 14 was World Sight Day, an international day of awareness for blindness and vision impairment. To commemorate, CCBRT held a joint eye screening at Kilwa Road hospital with the Tanzania Police Force, which was attended by hundreds in the community.

CCBRT’s Eye Department is the busiest unit of the Disability Hospital, and Tanzania’s largest provider of eye care. Optometrists prescribe and manufacture glasses, contact lenses and other low-vision devices critical to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of patients, allowing children to continue with their studies or adults to carry out activities essential for their jobs. Eye screenings are an important tool for patient outreach, and the kind of initiative made possible through your support.

CCBRT’s rehabilitation center in Moshi, the House of Hope, recently received 166 state-of-the-art child wheelchairs to be provided to children in the Kilimanjaro region and beyond, improving their mobility, independence, and quality of life. Your generosity will help support ongoing programming to assist children with disabilities in the use of these wheelchairs, including fitting, user training, and follow up by expert staff.

Improved access to healthcare and assistive devices like eyeglasses and wheelchairs empowers people to reach their full potential and helps break the cycle of poverty. Your donations through GlobalGiving allow CCBRT to provide these services to those who need them most in Tanzania. As always, we are so thankful for your support and look forward to sharing more updates in our next report.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

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A before and after of the building
A before and after of the building

Dear Friends,

We have very exciting news to share with you from Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)

In April, the New Maternity Wing was finally opened after 10 years of construction!

This facility, which was built through the support of our partners and stakeholders, is a 200-bed hospital that will change the maternal health landscape in Dar es Salaam. CCBRT is recognized as a super-specialist hospital by the Government of Tanzania, and this new wing will be the largest of its kind, providing complex high-quality maternal and neonatal care. CCBRT’s new wing boasts 8 delivery suites, state-of-the-art operating theaters, and postnatal wards. Thanks to your support, we will be able to provide high-quality care to mothers and babies in Tanzania as well as continue offering free surgeries to women living with fistula.

Your donations will now go an even longer way in supporting women in need as we will reach more women  Earlier in the year, students from Northwestern University, USA conducted an impact audit of our Maternal Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Program. Students measured the dollar cost of every additional life year for mothers and babies as implemented by CCBRT’s MHCB program. Each life-year gained from the program costs $3.88. CCBRT continues to provide high-quality care with a focus on high yield at the lowest possible cost, ensuring that your donation impacts as many lives as possible.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing our annual report and providing you with more updates in our next report!

With Gratitude,

Susana Oguntoye

Executive Director

P.S. GlobalGiving’s Little by Little campaign is coming up in the next 2 weeks! Beginning on Monday, September 13th and until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 17th, donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%. Please consider sharing this Project Report via email or social media with a note about the matching funds and why you give to support Kupona.

CCBRT staff in front of the new facility
CCBRT staff in front of the new facility
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Kupona Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Susana Oguntoye
Executive Director
Washington, DC - District of Columbia United States
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