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FOR MANY PEOPLE IN TANZANIA, LIFE IS HARD. FOR PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM IT IS EVEN HARDER PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM - EARNING A LIVING

FOR MANY PEOPLE IN TANZANIA, LIFE IS HARD. FOR PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM IT IS EVEN HARDER

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Our members are actively involved in offering hope to many disadvantaged people. ROTARIAN DOCTORS IN ACTION - SOME OF OUR PROJECTS

Our members are actively involved in offering hope to many disadvantaged people.

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Mental illness is extremely common. 

Despite its frequency and dire consequences, MENTAL ILLNESS - WHY THE STIGMA?

Mental illness is extremely common.

Despite its frequency and dire consequences,

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Board member Wend Schaefer has just spent three weeks in Tanzania. OFFERING HOPE TO PATIENTS WITH CRIPPLING DEFORMITIES

Board member Wend Schaefer has just spent three weeks in Tanzania.

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WE DON'T HAVE TO LOOSE OUR DIGNITY AND FREEDOM AS WE GET OLD A GOOD CAUSE FOR GOOD CARE

WE DON'T HAVE TO LOOSE OUR DIGNITY AND FREEDOM AS WE GET OLD

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A Good cause for good care

GOOD CAUSE FOR GOOD CARE is our first Vocational Service project to help members address some of the complex issues around End of Life Care. Don't miss this opportunity to help yourself, your family and fellow Rotarians. Click the link below for more details and to access the 'Five Wishes Form'.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIVE WISHES FORM AND SUPPORT MATERIALS

Health Projects - why some of them fail?

Many organisations including, Rotary invest huge resources to improve health care in developing countries. Many succeed but some fail. There are many examples of well-meaning health projects failing to achieve their full potential – even failing. Expensive machinery such as X-ray machines, scanners and monitors sometimes find their way to hospitals in developing countries without adequate infrastructure. 

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ACHIEVE THE FULL POTENTAIL OF PROJECTS?

‘I had a dream of building an Orthopaedic Hospital in East Africa’
 
One of our Board Members Wend Scahefer, an Orthopeadic Surgeon from Nevada in the US talks about his dream and says: ‘I had a dream .. now I need to reach out to all of you for assistance.' 
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Offering hope .... 
 
Our Board member, Wendeline Schaefer has just returned from Tanzania where with a team of volunteers from the US he was involved in offering hope to a number of patients with complex Orthopedic problems. 
 
“This five-week trip was the most rewarding of any trips that I have made to East Africa in the past 24 years. I had a wonderful team of three RN’s, Ellen Murphy who did recovery work, Tom Marsh, circulating nurse, and Dave Schuurman, nurse anesthetist. In addition, Dr. John Felder, a plastic surgeon from Washington University in St. Louis, joined us for several days."
 
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MY MOST REWARDING TRIP TO TANZANIA

Specialist consultation only a phone call away

Our Vice Chair Frances Kemelagha (Princess) from Nigeria has coonected the Federal Medical Centre in Yenago in Nigeria and a medical team in California. She and her collaborators now want to create a web of hospitals to imporve clinical care.
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Rain water harvesting - a low cost option to improve water supply

Many of us involved in projects in developing countries would have come across the problem of water shortage. The situations may vary from draught leading to death and destruction to unreliable and inadequate supply of water. In some situations, conservation – especially of rain water – may offer at least partial solution. 

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Stop mothers dying

Reduction of maternal and child mortality through avoidance of preventable deaths is an important focus of Rotary International. The Calmed model is anew approach to an old problem. 
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Albinos are those without 'colour' i.e. without melanin. Life is hard for albinos throughout Africa, but especially in Tanzania. At best, they face raw prejudice; at worst, they are hunted for their flesh, the results of superstitious beliefs. Now Rotary offers them a helping hand. more...

Our members are actively involved in offering hope to many disadvantaged people. more...

One pregnant woman and 6 new born babies die every minute- staggering 0.4 million and 3 million respectively, per year globally. The impact of the loss of one person on the family, community and the country is enormous.more...

Global consultation - tried and tested. more...

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. Rotarians aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas.more...

WE DON'T HAVE TO LOOSE OUR DIGNITY AND FREEDOM AS WE GET OLDmore...

Mental illness is extremely common. Despite its frequency and dire consequences, it is surrounded by ignorance, prejudice and stigma. It is a topic that no one wants to talk about. It is the elephant in the room. more...

Please share with others your knowledge and skills in organising health projectsmore...