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Polish-Tanzanian medical bridge at St. Johns University and Mvumi Hospital

The Mvumi Hospital, which operates under the patronage of the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika, is the main medical facility in the rural area of the Dodoma region. The hospital has 280 beds and provides obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric care and also conducts eye surgery. In addition, the hospital cooperates with a school for nurses, midwives and medical and laboratory staff.

The condition of the hospital’s infrastructure is bad: some beds are broken or corroded, the mattresses are old and worn, and there is a shortage of basic amenities such as patient bedside tables, screens or comfortable backrests. The wards needed repainting and there was also a shortage of basic medical equipment. Frequent power outages prevent the hospital from functioning normally. Staff salaries and the cost of medicines are reimbursed by the Tanzanian government, although there are significant delays in fulfilling those commitments, which jeopardises the financial liquidity of the hospital. The hospital cannot allocate any funds for investment.

As a result, it is still heavily dependent on external donors. Support for the purchase of missing equipment, carrying out necessary repairs and installation of solar panels would improve the hygiene conditions of treatment and would provide the hospital with greater stability.

Polish-Tanzanian medical bridge at St. Johns University and Mvumi Hospital

The project will rub from May to December 2016 at the hospital complex in Mvumi (near Dodoma). The contractor is the Association of Young Businessmen and the hospital itself.

The project will address the hospital's most urgent investment needs in terms of infrastructure. The planned actions aim to improve treatment conditions. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of hospital infections in the gynaecological, obstetric and paediatric wards. An additional objective is to provide the hospital with permanent access to an independent source of energy.

Beneficiaries of the project will be patients and hospital staff, especially patients in obstetric and paediatric wards.

The project aims to improve the quality of maternal and child health care within the "human capital" priority.

Polish-Tanzanian medical bridge at St. Johns University and Mvumi Hospital

The project ran from April 1 to December 31, 2016 and its activities included repair of the gynaecological and paediatric wards and the provision of mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets and bedside cabinets. In addition, blood pressure monitors and operating sets were purchased for the gynaecological ward. 10 kW photovoltaic panels were installed in the hospital, which, in the absence of electricity, are capable of providing two wards with energy.

With the help of volunteer doctors from Poland, training and medical consultations were carried out to improve selected medical procedures.

In addition, a medical incubator was created: a room where computer hardware with access to medical databases is installed. The hospital library was filled with modern medical literature, which means that hospital staff have better access to medical information.