East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation
In Tanzania, some 14,000 women die annually during pregnancy and in child birth. Prenatal care that includes ultrasound would dramatically reduce this number. Ultrasound and other radiology equipment is also important for monitoring general health issues and critical in cardiac health care.
But ultrasound and other radiology equipment and technicians trained to use it are rare in the county. In 2014 there were 12 radiologists serving Tanzania’s population of 49.2 million individuals.
The East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation supports radiology services in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro School of Radiology, which trains assistant medical officers and other health care professionals in radiology, and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, a 500-bed teaching hospital at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania, where medical doctors receive training.
The foundation funds a radiology training program, provides radiology equipment including portable ultrasound machines and manages a volunteer teaching program for U.S.- and European-based radiologists. More than 100 medical technicians have graduated from the training program and now provide services throughout Tanzania.
But Tanzania and other East African countries need more radiologists and medical technicians and the East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation is committed to expanding the training programs in Moshi and to ensure that more equipment is available for program graduates.
Contact InformationEast Africa Medical Assistance Foundation
400 South 4th Street, Suite 400-225
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 USA
T: (612) 213-2667
East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.
Donate to the East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation
We offer an exciting opportunity or radiologists to volunteer with our medical staff at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania.
To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to
Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608
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