WE COMBINE FELLOWSHIP WITH ACTION

Our members come from all aspects of health care and we combine fellowship with action

Left to right:  Drs. John,  Evans,  Chacha and Rotarian Cosmas Haule

One of our strengths is that we combine ‘fellowship with action’. This so impressed a UK Rotarian last year that he decided to donate £2,000 to support our humanitarian projects. We invited applications for ‘mini grants’ of upto a maximum of $500 and have so far awarded 3 such grants. Although the grant is small, we are delighted that it is assisting Rotarians to make a difference to other people’s lives.

ROTARIAN ANN EVANS SHOWS THE WAY TO HELP A CLINIC IN ARUSHA

ROTARIAN ANN EVANS, a retired nurse practitioner and public health specialist, from Durham, North Carolina, USA, traveled to Arusha Tanzania to assess the need for general anesthesia and other equipment requested by Dr. Luciana John, the medical director of the Daraja Mbili Health Centre.  The maternity and child health centre provides care to a large underserved population in Arusha and the surrounding area with limited equipment, particularly for diagnosing and responding to obstetrical emergencies.  A District Grant from the Sponsor Rotary Club of Durham, District 7710, will send a 20 foot container of medical equipment including autoclave, ultrasound, lab equipment, patient monitoring equipment and other much needed equipment and supplies, most secured by Project Cure, an NGO based in Denver, CO.   The Rotary Doctors Fellowship awarded Dr. Evans $500, one of its first member support grants, to transport the general anesthesia machine that Dr. Evans purchased in the US. 

Dr. Evans met with local government officials to gain their partnership in this project.  Dr. Chacha, the Arusha City Medical Director and the City Manager agreed that the Arusha Government would receive the container at the port of Dar es Salaam and cover all in-country costs for clearing the container through customs, transporting the container to the health centre, unpacking the container and mounting it on cinder blocks for clinic storage.  Rotarian Cosmas Haule from the Host, Arusha Golden Sunrise Club, will facilitate and monitor the project.One of our strengths is that we combine ‘fellowship with action’. This so impressed a UK Rotarian last year that he decided to donate £2,000 to support humanitarian projects. We invited applications for ‘mini grants’ of upto a maximum of $500 and have so far awarded 3 such grants. Although the grant is small, we are delighted that it is assisting Rotarians to make a difference to other people’s lives.


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Left to right:  Drs. John,  Evans,  Chacha and Rotarian Cosmas Haule

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