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2018 Annual Report

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Frank and Susan Letter 


 FAME Medical Turns 10!



1 building

3 Doctors

4 Nurses

1 Lab Tech

5 Exam Rooms

2,511 Patients



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.


FAME Diagnostics


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. Now, in 2018, we do over 60 different tests


1,736 X-Rays and 145 CT Scans performed in 2018



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.





We serve nearly 30,000 patients each year and we're still growing.

FAME advances high-quality, accessible healthcare through our outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, laboratory, radiology department, and maternal, newborn, reproductive and child health services. 



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 amazing.