Our aim is to empower communities for sustainable access to health care.
Care for Africa Health programs flourish due to our successful and sustainable Rural School Health Clinic.
We are proud to work with our Tarime counterparts, sharing resources and knowledge, and building capacity to establish mentorship for Tarime Health Professionals.
Dr Selena Saykao – Director
Diana Butler OAM – CEO
Abdallah Obedi – Country Manager
Phales Yohana Buluma – Clinic Leader
Each year Care for Africa runs health clinics in the eight rural primary schools (list them here). The Rural School Health Clinics are run by our Tanzanian counterparts and Australian volunteers including doctors and nurses.
Our team triages, de-worms, assesses and manages referrals to other health facilities or specialised personnel for ongoing treatment.
The clinics are run in the community schools, which provides an opportunity for children who might otherwise miss out on health care.
Each year our eight Rural Health Care School clinics treats more than 5,000 children.
The Care for Children program was created to provide surgical and medical opportunities to children with physical disabilities. The program includes surgical intervention and rehabilitation. Like all of our programs, this program was established to meet requests; In this instance from those living with disabilities.
A special thank you to Dr Jane James for donating funds to purchase 88 smart phones for the Tarime District Health Insurance Program.
The phones are being used as minicomputers, to collect names of all community members, registering those who are eligible for health insurance. These individuals are the poorest and most marginalised in their communities.
One phone per community was purchased, which has given the Tarime District Health Program the capacity to register up to 500,000 people. All information is currently being collated and stored in the Tanzanian National Health Data System. This would not have been possible without Dr Jane James.
Rural School clinics saw over 5,000 children on their last visit
Students were tested for malaria and 974 of the 1908 students tested positive.
5222 Children were treated for intestinal worms and rampant parasitic infection.
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These clinics are run annually in conjunction with the Care for Africa volunteer program.
They are run in partnership with the Tarime District Hospital and Care for Africa, which are overseen by the Tarime District Medical Officer Dr Hamidu.
The partnership between Care for Africa and The Tarime District is set up to ensure that knowledge, resources and expertise is shared to maximise the quality of health care delivered to the outlying rural communities that we serve.
The primary objectives of our partnership are:
The secondary objectives of our partnership are:
Over four weeks, each school child is seen, assessed and given the opportunity to have both acute and chronic medical concerns addressed. Our team of Tanzanian health professionals and Australian volunteers deliver a wealth of health expertise to our rural community schools – doctors, nurses, paramedics, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, social workers and essential non-medical roles.
Eight (8) Primary Schools
Activities within the clinics
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