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2018 Annual Report

 
 
 
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Frank and Susan Letter 

 

 FAME Medical Turns 10!

 
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2008

1 building

3 Doctors

4 Nurses

1 Lab Tech

5 Exam Rooms

2,511 Patients

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2018

7 Buildings

14 Doctors

50 Nurses

13 Lab Staff Members

11 Exam Rooms

26,292 Patients

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
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FAME Diagnostics

 
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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

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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.

 
 
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Outreach

 
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Cardiology Screening

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

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Neurology Clinic

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

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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

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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

 
 
Dr. Anne Ghati    Finished her Assistant Medical Officer Training Program

Dr. Anne Ghati

Finished her Assistant Medical Officer Training Program

William Mhapa    Finishing his Master’s in Health Systems Management

William Mhapa

Finishing his Master’s in Health Systems Management

Hosiana Mollell    Upgrading to a diploma-level Registered Nurse and Midwife

Hosiana Mollell

Upgrading to a diploma-level Registered Nurse and Midwife

Dr. Walli Msuya    Pursuing an OB/GYN residency at the University of Johannesburg

Dr. Walli Msuya

Pursuing an OB/GYN residency at the University of Johannesburg

Yona Samweli    Began his one year Pharmacy Tech Assistant Program

Yona Samweli

Began his one year Pharmacy Tech Assistant Program

 

 

 
 
 

721 deliveries.

 

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. 

 
 
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FAME Financials

 
 

Total Revenue $2,749,517

Total Expenses $2,628,490

Donations Analysis $2,204,415

Captial Expenses $523,775

 

Thank you!

 

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.