Traveling to Tanzania this year? Your trip can help the local community.

The Foundation for African Medicine and Education, a charitable organization that was founded to provide quality medical care to the local people living in rural Tanzania, is exploring cost effective ways of getting medical supplies and equipment, as well as health education materials sent from the U.S. to Tanzania. Their U.S. volunteers have been able to help enormously on this front, bringing extra suitcases when they travel to Tanzania, but with their patient growth and program expansion, they are needing even more help.

If any guests with upcoming safaris think they might be interested in helping out by carrying an extra suitcase, please let us know. We would provide reimbursement for any luggage fees incurred as well as provide a special Tanzanian gift/souvenir as our way of saying thanks. And, of course, you are more then welcome to tour the F.A.M.E. facility, meet Dr. Frank and his wife Susan and learn more about how they are making a real difference in the lives of local Tanzanians.

Dr. Frank Artress and his wife, Susan Gustafson, from the United States, founded F.A.M.E. in 2002. F.A.M.E. was created to help bridge the gap between a critically under-resourced health care system and first world medicine. Frank and Susan live and work in Tanzania, overseeing the day-to-day operations of various projects. These have included construction and operation of an Outpatient Clinic in Karatu and the operation of a Mobile Medical Service in very remote locations in the region. Despite a major shortage of healthcare workers in the country, particularly in rural areas, F.A.M.E employs an exceptional all Tanzanian medical team.

Here is a new video that provides insight into the incredible work of the organization with interviews from its founders Susan Gustafson & Dr. Frank Artress. The piece also interviews an ADS guest who visited FAME during a safari trip with us. Find out how you can help to make a difference in the lives of local Tanzanians.

To learn more about our partnership with FAME visit: africadreamsafaris.com/community/humanitarian/foundation-for-african-medicine-education

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  1. On our second safari with ADS in 2013, we had the pleasure of touring the F.A.M.E. facility and meeting Dr. Frank and Susan. We were only 15 minutes down the road before we were planning a return trip to work at F.A.M.E. My wife and I volunteered there the first two weeks of December 2014. They had just opened the Maternity service n October, so as OB/GYNs , we were excited to help get things rolling. I can’t say enough about the Tanzanian doctors – they are gracious, exceptional caregivers and eager to share in any medical knowledge a volunteer can bring.

    My hats off to ADS for finding another way to exceed expectations. As a safari company, you are the best. I was afraid our second trip couldn’t compete with the first. Not only was it wonderful, but we now have a connection to another organization that is at the vangard of providing care to people who truly need it. There aren’t many companies that can look beyond the profit bottom line to the impact they are having on the community around them. Providing reimbursement for baggage fees is just one more way that you continue to shine above the rest.
    Asante sana, ADS
    Mark LaRose
    Waconia, MN

    1. Have you tried connecting with globus relief? Medical supplies can be purchased at a discounted price . We recently had a container shipped to morocco.

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