Sunday, 20 September 2015

Another Major Boost for the Kahama Maternity Ward!

Our thanks go out once again to Community Health Nurse, Elizabeth Ross who, with the help of the community of Kaslo. B.C. has raised another $1, 000 for the labour ward of the Kahama District Hospital. 

Liz took part in our 2009 medical trip and has remained a dedicated ambassador for Kahama, with a special interest in supporting maternal-child health. In 2010, she was honoured with the Canadian Health Care Association Marion Stephenson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Care, in part because of her visit to Kahama and her on-going fundraising for the hospital.

Our Agent Emmanuel handing over the donation of 1,500,000tsh
 to Dr. Fredrick Malunde, Assistant Head Doctor. 
Kahama Town Medical Officer Dr. Minja Bruno presents the purchased medical resources to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bahati Ngowi and the matron, Miss Nyanjura Mujeberi. Items purchased included a fetal scope, MVA kits and vacuum extractors. 

Dr. Bruno wrote:

"I would like to extend my gratitude to Elizabeth Ross and all contributors of the donated funds and the project as whole and I ask you to extend our collaboration to achieve safe rooms for delivery in our council. I once again thank you so much."

Maternal and infant deaths remain staggeringly high in Tanzania. due in the most part to hemorrhages, infections, unsafe abortions, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labours. With your help - we can assist Dr. Bruno in turning these figures around in the Kahama Hospital.

Dr. Bruno and his team are working towards establishing a new. comprehensive maternity block in the hospital, with a specific theater for obstetric emergencies. Click on the Kahama Hospital link to the right to see the progress so far at the hospital. 

Thank you once gain to Liz and all our Kahama Ambassadors who continue to support us after their volunteer trips to our sponsor-community. 

UPDATE: Liz and the community of Kaslo have raised a further $885.00 in 2016 taking their grand total to $10,000!

For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5  donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).  

Asante Sana!
Thank you!

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