Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania

by Foundation for African Medicine and Education
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Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania
Support Lifesaving Emergency Care in Tanzania

Summary

FAME advances high-quality health care for under-resourced communities in rural Northern Tanzania. Serving a catchment area of 2.9 million people, FAME operates a modern hospital, lab, outpatient clinic, maternity center and reproductive & child health clinic. This year FAME has partnered with local government to take the lead in Covid-19 treatment, prevention and management in our region. Please join us on Giving Tuesday to help boost our pandemic and overall emergency response capabilities.

$14,461
total raised
63
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Tanzania has one of the world's lowest doctor-to-patient ratios: 1:20,000 (WHO, 2017) and an estimated 253 practicing specialist surgeons (World Bank, 2016). Tanzania also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates globally: 556:100,000 (USAID, 2018). Covid-19, combined with a devastated regional economy, has deeply impacted the already at-risk communities we serve and led to an uptick in medical emergencies, which require enhanced training and resources.

Solution

FAME has long filled a gap in our region in accessible, quality medical care. Our patients come from near and far; the average distance a patient travels to get to FAME is now 27.3 miles. With 104 highly trained Tanzanian medical staff, FAME is also helping to build and provide ongoing education and training to northern Tanzania's rural health care workforce. It is imperative that we scale up our emergency training and infrastructure across departments.

Long-Term Impact

At FAME, we continually strive to better understand and address the needs and challenges of the communities we serve and to be a center of medical excellence in our region. Robust emergency care at FAME is more critical than ever. Our Giving Tuesday campaign will help us to strengthen our pandemic and overall emergency response capabilities - now and for the future of FAME and the many rural Tanzanians and their families who depend on FAME for lifesaving care.

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Organization Information

Foundation for African Medicine and Education

Location: Redding, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FAMEMedical
Project Leader:
Robert Kovacs
Redding, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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