Tarime rural health

5 year old Raphael was crawling on his hands and knees when Care for Africa first met him.

We sponsored Raphael to attend the regional hospital to undergo an operation to straighten his legs. Raphael can now walk, with stirrups and crutches. His new independence means that he no longer needs to rely on his grandmother for basic mobility. Raphael is also attending his local school this would have been impossible without treatment.

Our health program operates in 6 outlying communities in the remote district of Tarime.

Care for Africa’s health component is comprised of a group of volunteer doctors and nurses from Australia who work with their Tanzanian counterparts.

We work within local systems to set-up mobile health care clinics in schools in each of the communities.

Mobile clinics include dispensing of deworming medication and general health assessments to individuals who would not otherwise have access to medical expertise.

Care for Africa facilitates specialist treatment for complex cases as access to health care in Tarime is a privilege shared by very few. 

rural health project