Frank and Susan Letter
FAME Medical Turns 10!
1 Lab Tech
5 Exam Rooms
13 Lab Staff Members
11 Exam Rooms
169,079 patient visits in the Outpatient Clinic in 10 years!
1,045 patients admitted to our general ward this year.
With 14 beds in our General Ward, 2018 was a fulfilling, albeit challenging year. With an uptick in post-op patients and an occasional over-flow from our Labor Ward, our general ward was frequently at capacity this year.
21,800 visits to the laboratory and 96,400 lab tests completed in 2018
Before the FAME Medical Laboratory opened in May of 2011, we did about 24 simple kinds of tests. In 2018, we Are able to do over 60 different tests
1,736 X-Rays and 145 CT Scans performed in 2018
Stuff about radiology
Our team performed 538 major surgeries this year, a 43% increase over 2017
In 2018, we were able to make considerable progress in expanding our capacity for time-sensitive, general surgical emergencies as well as elective surgeries that can prevent life-long disabilities.
204 children screened in a local school and children’s home
23 required a follow-up echo
7 were confirmed with rheumatic heart disease and began treatment
608 neurology patients attended
100 patients seen during the mobile clinic
3 government dispensaries utilized during the mobile clinic
4 villages reached by the mobile clinic
Cervical Cancer Screening
5 districts reached
534 women screened for cervical cancer
72 women screened positive
47 thermocautery procedures done
3 LEEP procedures performed
3 healthcare providers from a local dispensary trained
Traditional Birth Attendants
105 Traditional Birth Attendants contacted
7 village meetings
40 TBAs participated in a gathering on campus
37 TBAs interviewed with a qualitative survey about challenges they face
8 villages participated in the surveys
2018 Scholarship Recipients
To put into perspective the types of complications our Labor and Delivery team is facing and the critical role other departments (e.g,. lab & surgery), play in saving the lives of our mothers and newborns, 22 women required blood transfusions, 17 women were sent to c-section due to eclampsia, 19 newborns were born prematurely, and 14 sets of twins were safely delivered.
Total Revenue $2,749,517
Total Expenses $2,628,490
Donations Analysis $2,204,415
Captial Expenses $523,775
to the 60 volunteers who came to Karatu to work alongside our Tanzanian staff, to the 334 donors and partners who made our projects possible, and to all our supporters and friends who made 2018 truly amazing, thank you!
Thank you to Robert Essel Photography, Meghan Zimmerman, Emily Close, and FAME staff for the photos in this report.