Berega Mission Hospital Morogoro, Tanzania

Hospital description

This mission hospital lies at 1000 metres altitude nearly 400km inland from Dar. It serves 7,000 sq km of isolated territory, which suffers the combined effects of little water, poor roads, no fuel, endemic diseases, little access to health and education, and desperate poverty.

Despite having only one medically qualified doctor, the hospital deals with all the health needs of the villages and communities, even the most complex cases, few patients being able to afford to travel elsewhere. The nearest caesarean facility other then the hospital is 70km on poor roads. A nursing school is attached.

Death is common, and the hospital cannot afford anything but the lowest level of staffing. Equipment is scanty and there is no linen. Nevertheless, regular visitors and donors have meant developments that now include ultrasound, mains electricity and pulse oximetry.

The need is massive, and anyone coming for even the shortest periods of time would be made welcome and would be well used.

The climate is hot and wet in summer, but otherwise pleasant. There is a mission house for use of volunteers which is very comfortable. For more info see:
Hospital Click Here
Terrain Click Here
House Click Here
Hands4Africa – local |CD charity Click Here
ThreeBerega development charities Click Here
http://www.bread-trust.org.uk/
http://www.kofia.org.uk/
Collaborative community development/health project Click Here
Mydonate Click Here
Link to Anglican Dicoese Worcester Click Here

See this link for the volunteers’ house:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n84o3Mztf9o
It has electricity, (when it works!), a fridge and cooking facilities, a lovely atmosphere, four double bedrooms, a big shared lounge, mosquito nets, and (usually!) internet, albeit slow

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Hospital type District General Hospital
Funding Status NGO/Charity
Hospital Setting Rural
Number of Beds 120
Number of Doctors 1

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