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Update on the Burns Unit Project

Short background history of Kilimatinde Hospital

The Rev Canon Ralph Banks, a missionary from Manchester, United Kingdom, founded Kilimatinde Hospital.

The Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika (DCT), consisting of the Dodoma and Singida regions, originally owned Kilimatinde Hospital.

 
In 1971, the hospital became a Designated District Hospital (DDH), making it eligible to receive grants-in-aid from the government to fund its operations.
 
In 1991, the DCT was divided into two dioceses. The original DCT serves the Dodoma region.
 
The new Diocese of the Rift Valley (DRV), originally under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Alpha Mohamed, serves the Manyoni and Singida regions.
 
In the same year, the Kilimatinde Hospital lost its DDH status when the government converted the health centre in Manyoni town to an official District Hospital, withdrew its qualified seconded staff from Kilimatinde Hospital, and posted them to the Manyoni Hospital.
 

 

                            

Visiting the new Wards, now in use.                         Nurses writing patients notes.


The region is semi desert, prone to food crisis, water shortages and poverty.  The peoplle are isolated from services by distance, lack of funds and lack of transport, rendering them vulnerable and at risk of early death.  When patients arrive at the hospital their condition is fragile from traveling  and lack of nourishment.  There is a cost to treatment and often when  people arrive they are  unable to pay.  Food is not provided at the hospital, though a charitable food fund has been set up to assist the poorest cases.

Kilimatinde Hospital relies on donations to support and to develop the provision of health care in the region.


Kilimatinde is an excellent place to do your Medical Elective Click Here


For the trusts 20th annaversery year we have a project to convert one of the wards into a Burns unit. To find out more  Click Here


 

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