Graduating in1 years
Sponsorship IDBHT 03
Field of StudyNursing and/or Midwifery
Age18 years old
My name is Debora and I am the second of 4 children. My parents are peasants and rely on farming for income. After graduating from secondary school in 2019, my family was unable to support me financially to continue my studies. But now, thanks to MMA support, I can continue with my education in college. Most of our community are not well educated. Thank you MMA for your support in my life.
Why did you chose your area of study and why do you need a scholarship?
I think the right place to fulfil my dream to be a nurse and midwife is in a health centre, where I can save the lives of patients. In our country, there is a shortage of health workers, so I hope to help people in my community. I need sponsorship because my family are of low economic status and are unable to pay my college fees.
What will be the impact of your studies to you, your family and your community?
For me, it will provide a source of income to manage my life and to support my family, including paying for the education of my younger sisters. I will help to solve the problems of the community and provide education about healthcare, together with health support as needed.
|Nurses / 10,000 People||132||6|
|Doctors / 10,000 People||41||1|
|Maternal Mortality Rate (deaths / 100,000 live births)||6||524|
|Under 5 Mortality Rate (deaths / 1000 live births)||3||47|
|Life Expectancy at Birth||83.7 years||66.2 years|
My Supporting Organisation
Berega Hospital, Tanzania
Berega Hospital is under the direction of the Anglican Diocese of Morogoro with capacity of 120 beds. The health services started in 1887, however the hospital was officially registered in 1929. The hospital is situated in a rural and poor area in Kilosa District of Morogoro Region of Tanzania.
The Berega Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) was established to train quality nurses, clinical officers and more recently, pharmacists. Many of the graduates now work at the Berega Hospital, significantly contributing to improving the health of people in this disadvantaged community, including reducing the mortality rates of women in pregnancy, and of babies and children.