Kilimatinde Hospital, Tanzania
Tanzania, with its population of 54.7 million people (2018), is located in Africa. It borders the Indian Ocean to the east, and has land borders with eight countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
In 2018, about 26 million or 49% of the population lived below the $1.90 per person per day international poverty line (World Bank, 2020). It is ranked 154 on the UN’s Human Development Index out of 189 countries [United Nations Development Program (UNDP), 2020].
Kilimatinde Hospital is under Anglican church of Tanzania-Diocese of Rift Valley, serving a population of over 68,000 people from nearby villages. The purpose of this hospital is to serve the people around the Rift Valley through preventive and curative services, including outpatient, maternity, paediatric, surgical and medical services. Outreach maternal and child clinics are an integral part of services offered also.
Kilimatinde Hospital is in need of general supplies and diagnostic and laboratory equipment to improve assessment and therefore treatment of many conditions. The hospital is also in need of funding for general maintenance.
Medical Mission Aid has been supporting Kilimatinde Hospital with provision of funding for medication, supplies and equipment, making a positive difference in the health of those in the region around Kilimatinde.