Operation Tanzania Phase 2 is to equip the private clinic – an investment that will bring live-changing treatment and operations year after year after year. In fact, the private clinic will create a revenue stream big enough to fund free treatments for almost 10,000 children each and every year.
Update 9: 08-24-2017
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Update 1: 10-26-2016
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Update 7: 05-18-2017
Update 8: 06-23-2017
Our Plan for the Future
Our long-term partner CCBRT provides medical care to people struggling with poverty and disability in Tanzania, but their budget is stretched thin. It’s a growing problem that requires a bold solution.
We are building a profit-generating private clinic that will serve the growing middle and upper class in Tanzania that will fund critical, ongoing care for children living in extreme poverty.
This tried-and-tested medical care model creates its own revenue to provide free medical care to children who need it most, but can least afford it. Join us today in making this vision a reality and changing lives for generations to come.
Our plan for the future
Step #1: Build a private medical clinic
Step #2: Equip the private clinic
Step #3: Identify more kids who need help but can’t afford it
Step #4: Use clinic profits to provide free medical care for these kids
We are building a profit-generating private medical clinic that will serve the growing middle and upper class in Tanzania, and that will fund critical, ongoing care for children living in extreme poverty.
Here’s how it works:
Construct a state-of-the art, private clinic for Tanzanians and others who can afford premier medical care.
We’ve started building a profit-generating medical clinic that will have the capacity to handle 70,000 outpatient treatments per year. An active staff of 80 passionate professionals and a facility that includes operating theaters, a diagnostic centre, physiotherapy department, imaging centre, consultation office, pharmacy, optical shop and more will ensure Tanzanians have access to one of Africa’s premier clinics.
Equip the private clinic.
Purchase medical equipment (eg: x-ray machines) to do life changing diagnosis, operations and treatment year after year.
Identify an increased number of children who need immediate treatment but can’t afford it.
Our trained staff is already travelling from community to community, finding children in rural and remote areas in desperate need of treatment, increasing awareness about preventable and curable disabilities and changing attitudes toward people with life-long disabilities. Without steady and increased funding, we can’t reach all those waiting and in need of life-changing care.
Use the clinic profits to provide free care for those who could not pay for it otherwise.
The profits from the private clinic will fund more surgeries, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, assistive devices and community support for children under five and families who otherwise could not afford it. The medical services offered to thousands of children each year will transform lives!
Compassionate care starts with us
Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country with a population of 51 million. Between 3.5 and 6 million of these people, many of them children, suffer from some form of disability while also struggling with the pressure of overwhelming poverty. As in every country where we work, children here are the most marginalized and overlooked.
People with disabilities often live in severe poverty due to the challenge of finishing school and earning a steady income. They also face discrimination from their communities and additional challenges accessing health services, education and training.
Tanzania by the numbers
- 51 million: the population
- 3.5-6 million: the number of persons with disabilities
- 10%: the percentage of children with disabilities in the poorest communities who go to school at all
- In the poorest communities, children with disabilities die at up to 4Xs the rate of other children
- 48%: the illiteracy rate of Tanzanians with a disability, compared to 25% among those without disabilities
- 480 million: the amount of dollars the exclusion of people with disabilities from the workplace costs Tanzania every year