Advancing patient-centered care in rural Africa
5% of our profit is donated to the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME).
- Visit FAME -
If you are interested in visiting FAME's inpatient hospital in Karatu, iTravel are able to organise tours of the facility for you.
Located close to Lake Manyara and Ngorngoro Crater, this visit can easily be incorporated into a safari itinerary. Alternatively, we can also arrange day trips to visit the hospital.
FAME do not charge for hospital tours but there will be an opportunity to make a donation during your visit if you wish to. There is no expectation or obligation for you to make a donation and it will not affect your visit if you choose not to make a donation.
If you are interested in visiting FAME as part of your safari, or as a day trip, you can let us know using our contact form.
- About FAME -
FAME advances patient-centered healthcare in one of the most under-resourced areas of northern Tanzania. They aspire to build healthier communities, where individuals from all walks of life have access to quality medical care and frontline healthcare workers are equipped with the resources they need to treat disease and save lives.
Starting out as a mobile clinic in 2005, FAME has grown to include a state-of-the-art hospital, laboratory and outpatient clinic with over 25,000 patient visits per year. In 2014, FAME launched a comprehensive Maternal and Newborn Health program to address one of the highest maternal mortality rates globally. In addition to labour and delivery services, FAME operates a prenatal program, family planning services, an under-five vaccination program and a cervical cancer screening clinic. FAME also serves as a referral destination in the Karatu District for complex pregnancies and obstetrical emergencies.
Central to FAME’s mission is to empower its Tanzanian medical staff with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to serve their patients well. This entails on-campus continuing education, distance learning opportunities and a small scholarship program that allows select medical staff to further their education at medical institutions within Tanzania and abroad. FAME also recruits up to 37 overseas specialist doctors and nurses annually to mentor and learn from our Tanzanian medical staff.
With a culture of life-long learning, FAME continually strives to better understand the needs and challenges of our community and to serve as a model of high-quality care in our region.
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