A Family of Chemba DC: Mkapa Foundation Raises Hope Where It Was Dashed!

Located about 120 kilometres north of the Tanzanian capital Dodoma enroute to Babati or Arusha, a hospital in Chemba District stands conspicuosly to serve people of the place and its neighborhood. Despite a well-constructed tarmac road and cool breeze blowing along the way, it might take you close to two hours for safety considerations when you have a careful driver who doesn’t opt for a flat-out gas pedal. Along the way to this remote yet vibrant destination, you are bound to be...

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Raindrop in The Desert: Quenching The Chemba District’s Skilled Healthcare Workers’ Thirst

Just at the beginning of the second half 2019 he landed his one year contract with Mkapa Foundation under the Mkapa Fellows Program phase III. Dr. Joel Charles was then stationed at Babayu Dispensary by the Chemba Council’s Health Management Team led by the Councils Health Secretary, Ms. Aziza Hamisi. Ms Aziza says that the deployment of Dr. Joel and eight other Skilled Healthcare Workers by the MFP III to them felt like an awaited miracle that finally came into being.  “When...

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Victory on the Third Line: How NewIy Deployed Nurse – Midwives are Saving Lives in Musoma, Tanzania

Musoma, Tanzania When Otilia Mhagama and three other nurse midwives’ colleagues arrived at Nyasho Health Centre in Musoma for their first deployment in January 2021, they were reflecting on what would be their main task at the Health Centre.  Little they could had known that their arrival was just a thrill for Dr. Hillary Mohamed, a Medical Officer in-charge, who managed the understaffed health center that have a total of 13 nurses and an average of 11 deliveries per day with...

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