Graduating in1 years
Sponsorship IDBHT 04
Field of StudyClinical Medicine
Age23 years old
Family and Community Background/History
I am the fifth of six children and we are from the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. My father is a pastor and my family relies on income from farming. Being the fifth child in my family, there has been a failure to continue education through lack of income. I have been able to continue my study due to support from MMA. Most of our community are not well educated and they lead their family by farming and animal husbandry.
Why do you want to pursue this area of study?
I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor.
Why do you need sponsorship?
As my family is unable to support even one year of my studies, I need sponsorship and I thank my sponsor and MMA for your support in my life.
What will the impact be of your studies to you, your family and to your community?
A source of income will help me to manage my life and to support my family and increase their income. I will also help to solve some of the health problems my community faces, provide education about healthcare and give them 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.