improves mother and child care in Afrika
SMM wants to continue to offer training in the field of mother and child care, especially in ultrasound. SMM also wants to focus on facilitating ultrasound equipment for mother and child care in the rural areas of Northern Tanzania, especially in the Arusha (Karatu) and Kilimanjaro (Moshi ) and Himo regions.
In 2022, SMM wants to offer at least one of the candidates selected by the foundation a scholarship for the ultrasound training of 9-12 months at the academic hospital KCMC in Moshi. This graduate candidate also wants to provide SMM with an extra month of hands-on training.
In 2022, SMM, together with the Driving Nurses Foundation (SDN), wants to start providing mobile antenatal checks supported by ultrasound in the rural areas of Karatu. SDN will be responsible for equipping the mobile services, facilitating transport and healthcare providers. Karatu Lutheran Hospital will provide staff and transportation. SMM will organize the ultrasound training and, if necessary, loan ultrasound equipment. The project in Moshi is used as an example for the Karatu region. In Karatu we want to offer the same support as in lower-Moshi.
In 2022, SMM, together with the Driving Nurses Foundation (SDN), will conduct further exploratory research into the needs and requirements for a mamabus project in Himo and the hinterland. There are also plans to provide the area with mobile antenatal checks supported by ultrasound in collaboration with the Himo Health Center.
Since a sponsor has registered in 2021 for both 2021 and 2022, the costs for the above projects can be covered.
At the beginning of 2022, at least 2 mobile ultrasound devices will be purchased for the projects in Karatu and Himo.
A visit to Tanzania is planned for the autumn of 2022. In addition to supervising the various projects, training will also be provided and ultrasound equipment will be loaned if necessary.