Graduating in1 years
Sponsorship IDBHT 05
Field of StudyClinical Medicine
Age21 years old
Family and Community Background/History
I am the second born in a family of 5 children and we live with our mother who is a farmer. My mother was able to support me through primary school and high school, as there are no school fees for these levels in local government schools. I decided to proceed to further education in 2020, but was not able to start due to my economic status. In 2021, I was offered a scholarship from MMA and was able to start my studies at Berega Institute of Health Sciences.
Why do you want to pursue this area of study?
I want to pursue this area of study because firstly, in my country, there is a scarcity of health workers, so I need to save the lives of people in my country. I have wanted to be a doctor since I was in primary school, so it has always been what I wanted for my future.
Why do you need sponsorship?
My family cannot afford to help me with my school fees due to our poor economic status, so it would be very tough for me to study without the sponsorship.
What will the impact be of your studies to you, your family and to your community?
The studies will firstly help me economically. After graduating, my salary that I will receive when I am employed will support my family. I will support my younger brother and sisters to fulfill their dreams. Through my studies, my community will benefit a lot because I will treat diseases and provide health education on prevention of infectious diseases.
|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.