Pediatric Ward in Maruku, Tanzania
Currently we are raising $95,000 USD for the construction of a new pediatric ward in Maruku Village. We need supporters like you to help us make it a reality.
Presently, the dispensary only has one ward, a small room with 10 beds side by side for women with chronic and contagious diseases, as well as children. Also, mothers who have just given birth are housed in the same ward with their newborn babies.
Sick children should no longer be hospitalized in a ward with adults suffering from infectious diseases.
With this project AHEAD plans to construct a separate ward for children.
The addition of this facility will substantially reduce the mortality which presently in Tanzania is 220/1000 versus in the USA 45/1000. We hope to see a 40% reduction in infant and child mortality in the surrounding areas of the Maruku rural dispensary. Here are the blueprints of the proposed children’s ward:
We are also working towards reaching doctors and hospitals for donations of medical supplies and equipment
These are the stages of our project:
Download the full detailed construction budget:
Currencies expressed in Tanzanian shillings – Exch. Rate $1 USD = 1,950/= TSh
Support our cause with one of the following donations:
- $15 dollar monthly donation for the next 18 months.
- $90 dollars donation twice this year (2016) and once next year (2017).
- $270 dollars one time donation for duration of the project.
- Everything helps, donate as much as you wish.