Fund urgent COVID medical equipment
Why we need your help
Please help us provide doctors and other healthcare workers in Tanzania with protective equipment and basic tools to help them fight COVID19. Click on Global Giving to donate now – thank you.
Although current confirmed cases in Tanzania are low, due to very low testing rates this is undoubtedly a huge underestimate and unfortunately we expect the numbers to rise substantially. Tanzania has an extremely unprepared health system, with only 0.4 doctors per 10,000 population (compared to 28 for the UK), and only 1.3 ICU beds per million population.
Our much valued local reps and all the people we have funded over the last 43 years rely on small, very underfunded, overcrowded district hospitals that cannot cope with demand in normal times, let alone an influx of COVID patients. High rates of HIV and malnutrition also make people particularly vulnerable.
Therefore we are launching this urgent emergency appeal to help doctors protect themselves with PPE and give them some of the basic tools they need. We are working closely with TUHEDA the Tanzania UK Healthcare Diaspora Association, to ensure doctors also receive remote training to make the best use of all equipment they have.
Please support us today and help protect Tanzanian doctors so they can continue to treat vulnerable communities in Tanzania. Click here to donate through GlobalGiving.
Supporting the work of TDT
In addition to donating to Tanzania Development Trust’s general work, you can help in the following specific ‘campaigns’, each of which has its own dedicated fund raising page:
Building hostels for girls in secondary schools is an essential tool in combatting issues that prevent many girls from completing secondary education. At an individual level, this enhances girls’ life opportunities, And it is good for Tanzania as a whole, since educating girls benefits society more broadly.
DONATE to help us give more girls a safe place to live and study
Learn more about Girls’ Hostels
Bringing clean water to Kigoma
Help bring clean water to villages, transforming lives of villagers who carry water very long distances, wasting hours every day, and combatting health problems associated with often having to take water from muddy ponds shared with animals.
Tanzania Development Trust’s local rep in Kigoma, Benedicto Hosea and his team, has successfully hand drilled over 15 boreholes and constructed simple rope pumps that can easily be repaired by the villagers. You can help extend this low-cost, effective solution to more villages:
DONATE to bring clean water to a village in Kigoma.
Learn more about this project
Join the fight against FGM
TDT has been active in the important fight against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and the wider campaign against forced early marriage and gender based violence (GBV) since 2014.
To donate: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/fgm-tanzania
More on TDT’s work in combatting FGM…