Our Mission

Advancing patient-centered care in rural Tanzania.


FAME is an organization entirely focused on advancing quality medical care in rural Tanzania. From the beginning, we set out to provide communities in the Northern Highlands of Tanzania with a unique healthcare experience – one marked by patient-centered care and high-quality service. In that spirit, FAME endeavors to meet the medical needs of ordinary Tanzanian people, including underserved populations in the most rural parts of the region.

FAME’s major accomplishments to date include the phased construction, staffing and operation of FAME Medical, the operation of a mobile medical service for 10 years running, and an ambitious, in-house continuing medical education program designed to build local capacity. We aspire to build and strengthen FAME Medical and its providers to meet the most pressing medical needs of the next generation of families in the Karatu District and beyond.

FAME’s Current Strategic Priorities:

  • Maternal Health

  • General Surgery

  • Education & Training - Capacity Building

  • Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Organizational Sustainability

  • Financial Sustainability