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Maruku Tanzania H Ward 03

Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development.

For more than 30 years, award-winning AHEAD, Inc. has quietly and effectively worked in the most distressed rural villages of Tanzania and The Gambia, saving lives of more than one million children and families who do not otherwise have access to basic health services. Our staff and volunteers go wherever the need is: inside hospitals and health centers; on the road with our mobile health clinics; and, in the open spaces of villages. AHEAD’s major concentration is reducing poverty and disease, educating youth, and promoting sustainable environmental practices.

AHEAD Launches Health Opportunities for Children and other Villagers in Maruku, Bukoba.

Sick children should no longer be hospitalized in a ward with adults suffering from chronic and contagious diseases. Now, in the health clinic there is only one ward, a small room with 10 beds side by side. Also, mothers who have just given birth are housed in the same ward with their newly born babies. AHEAD plans to construct a separate ward for children.


“Dental care is an anchor of a healthy body.” Dental diagnoses can detect many abnormalities, including heart disease, diabetes, as well as some cancers. For this reason even impoverished villagers need access to basic dental care with adequate and up-to-date dental equipment and supplies.

Maruku Dental Clinic

Inside The Dental Clinic