Based on the success of our work to bring healing to refugees in Uganda, we recently launched new programs to reach refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo who have fled to Tanzania.
Remote Camps and Sparse Medical Services
Refugee camps in Tanzania are hard to reach and medical services are hard to come by. The services that do exist operate out of run-down buildings that are poorly equipped. They don’t have the right supplies or medicine to treat the surrounding communities. The sick are often left without anywhere to turn.
Malaria kills many children every day in Tanzania. If sick children don’t receive care quickly enough, they will die. No child should die from a preventable and treatable disease.
With your support, we’re restoring health facilities so refugees don’t have to travel long distances to get the care they need. Doctors and nurses are being trained to provide better care for refugees who have so few resources. Children sick with malaria are finally getting the treatment they need quickly, through streamlined services at health clinics.
Empowering Faith Leaders
In Tanzania, we’ve initiated a program called Channels of Hope. Channels of Hope works with faith leaders to equip them as key influencers in their communities to improve health. Through this innovative program, we strive to improve the health of mothers and babies in two refugee settlements in Tanzania.