Graduating in1 years
Sponsorship IDBHT 01
Field of StudyNursing and/or Midwifery
Age22 years old
Family and Community Background/History
My name is Janeth, and I was born in a village in the Dodoma region of Tanzania. I have 2 parents who are peasants, and there are 6 children in the family.
Why do you want to pursue this area of study?
This study will help me to learn and get experience in how to provide health education to people in the community to prevent various diseases. It will also teach me how to treat people when they come to Berega Hospital.
Why do you need sponsorship?
Without a scholarship, I would not be able to get this education, as my family are very poor. I need this scholarship because we need more nurses to provide a good health service to the people of this community.
What will the impact be of your studies to you, your family and to your community?
This study is important for me as it will help me get more knowledge to provide a good health service to our community. It will help my family as I will have money to fulfil the basic needs of my family and help my younger sister and other people too. It will help my community as I will be able to educate people about prevention of disease. Early detection and treatment of various diseases will also help reduce the number of preventable deaths.
|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.