Based on the success of our work to bring healing to refugees in Uganda, we recently launched new programs in 2017 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 in remote areas, making it difficult to maintain high quality health facilities and services. Clinics don’t have all the critical medicines and supplies they need. Even when all the needed equipment, medicines, and people are available to diagnose and treat diseases, sick people often have extended waits to access care.
Malaria kills many children every day in Tanzania. If sick children don’t receive care quickly enough, they may 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 and local communities. Children sick with malaria are finally getting the treatment they need quickly, through streamlined services at health clinics. Doctors and nurses are also able to refer patients to regional hospitals for serious cases like those caused by COVID-19.
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.