The St. Maria Consolata Dispensary in Taweta is the most important health facility in the remote region and serves over 7,000 patients from the surrounding villages. The hospital is visited daily by an average of 30 patients and about 7 pregnant women. The second closest health facility is in Mlimba, several hours away by car (60 kilometers of unpaved, muddy road, often inaccessible in the rainy season), so many people do not have access to the treatment they need. Last year, the renovation of the dispensary’s rooms was supported. Many patients are not able to contribute and so the financial means are not sufficient for the purchase of specialized equipment (e.g. for obstetric care). Within the framework of this project, equipment will be purchased that is currently not available in the region to ensure the safety and health of patients (e.g. ultrasound machine, hemoglobin machine, dental care equipment, centrifuge and incubator for premature babies).
Medical Equipment for Taweta Dispensary
Tanzania, United Republic of
Diocese of Ifakara