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Primary Care: In Quarter 3 alone, FAME had more than 7,500 patient visits. With a staff of 14 doctors, this means that each doctor had more than 500 consultations.
Maternal and Child Health: Our new Maternity Center opened in August, and on November 15 FAME hosted local government representatives for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The new Maternity Center has enabled FAME to expand from 9 beds, 2 incubators, and 2 delivery rooms to 24 patient beds, 4 delivery suites, and 3 infant incubators in a special care nursery.
Surgery: To increase FAME's capacity for general surgical emergencies, as well as elective surgeries that can prevent life-long disabilities, FAME embarked on a year-long partnership with the Creighton University Global Surgery Fellowship Program. Our FAME team has already conducted over 380 major surgeries this year.
Community Outreach & Special Clinics: Our neurology clinic was a great success this quarter. In partnership with our Tanzanian medical team, the visiting neurology team managed to screen 405 neurology patients at FAME and in the field at low- resource health facilities. Of these, 88 were patients with epilepsy, many of whom received their diagnosis and the medications to manage their disorder for the very first time. FAME also recently concluded a two- week cervical cancer screening clinic and continues to provide ongoing screenings in the districts surrounding Karatu.