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

The Foundation for African Medicine and Education (F.A.M.E.), 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 …

Banu’s Tale – A Story From FAME Medical in Tanzania

Dear ADS, I think I mentioned in my last eNews, that on many days it feels like a pediatric ward in the new hospital. We are just so glad to be here for these little people. There are certainly the darker moments, like this weekend, when we had a 10 year old boy die from cerebral malaria. He arrived to us too late, already in a coma. The doctors and nurses were still hopeful that they could get him back, but he just couldn’t fight anymore. …

A Note from Susan Gustafson, Co-Founder/Co-Director, FAME Medical

There is nothing more heart warming than hearing the pitter patter and lively chatter of a toddler in the hospital, having fully recovered from a serious illness. It’s simply music to the ears. And that’s what Dr. Frank and I heard upon arriving at FAME Medical on Tuesday morning. Little Gabriel was scurrying around the ward, making the nurses and his tired mother smile. Diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and a severe bacterial gastroenteritis the day of his admission, he was now on the …