Health and Care
AIDS, Malaria, general healthcare and family planning: the leading cause of death in children who survive the neo-natal period is malaria. Other leading causes of death in under 5’s is pneumonia and diarrhoea. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a significant problem in Tanzania – Buturi is no exception. The prevalence of HIV has declined amongst pregnant women attending ante-natal clinics. For the men there is more work to be done, with workshops of medical enhancement training for basic care and support.
Jennifer Auma Oluoch from Buturi has recently been appointed the Rural Representative working closely with AFRICARE within the district. We are certain that her contribution will make a significant difference to the community. We are raising funds to set up a clinic and a portable dispensary so that Jennifer and her local doctors can reach more people in rural areas. Most of these children are HIV orphans who have to live with their grandparents, who aren’t so capable of the physical tasks necessary for their care. Food supply is not good, only consisting of a bare minimum staple diet, and malnutrition is a huge problem in this area. We are campaigning for these children to have one good nutritious meal a day at the school. Please help us to help improve the health of people in Buturi.
We are raising funds to set up a clinic and a portable dispensary so that Jennifer and local doctors can reach more people in rural areas.