Ufufuo Health Center
The Hospital in a glimpse
Since 2004, our efforts have been focused in Bukoba, Tanzania. There we developed a new health center. Ufufuo Health Center was licensed by The Ministry of Health in July 2012.
The impact of our project
Available laboratory tests at the Ufufuo Health Center
- Whole blood picture and ESR
- Biochemical blood analysis
- Blood Sugar / Stick urine
- Malaria, HIV and syphilis (rapid tests)
- Widal test
- Direct microscopy of stool sample
- 24h Blood Pressure Holter
- 24h Rithmique Holter
- ECG / Oxymetry
- Ultrasound / Xray
Ufufuo Health Center Financial Activities
Ufufuo Health Center is one of the most modern in the region. It consists of an outpatient ward, a dental, cardiology and ophthalmology department, a pharmacy and a laboratory unit capable of radiological, biochemical and hematological analysis. To this day the health center’s infrastructure is mainly utilized by 22 permanent local staff, medical doctors from Greece and other international organizations providing medical care to approximately 5000 patients per year. The project’s primary purpose is a full integration into the national health system of Tanzania by developing complementary medical services to those provided by the state or other organizations.
KEDAS efforts are focused on the training and development of local staff by ensuring periodic missions of qualified medical and technical staff from Greece.
The United Nations classifies Tanzania as one of the least developed countries. The health system is gradually expanding, but not enough to cover the unmet needs of the population. According to the annual health statistics, Kagera region, where Ufufuo Health Center is located, with approximately 2 million population, is reported to have the highest population per health care provider.
Demographic & Social-Economic Data for Tanzania
- Population: ≈ 45,000,000
- 45% of the population are aged 0 -14 years / 5% is > 60 years
- Life expectancy at birth is 58 years
- Birth rate is 5.3 children per woman
- 74% of the population live in rural areas
- Access to clean and safe water within 30 minutes (% population) : Rural = 28% / Urban = 68%
- Approximately 58% of the population is estimated to live under the poverty line of US $1/day.
Epidemiological data for Tanzania
- Maternal mortality is 15/1000 births
- Neonatal is 43/1000
- Infant mortality 55/1000
- Kagera region:
- 3rd highest malaria case fatality rate in TZ
- Highest percentage overall positive for malaria by region with 41.1%
Ratio of medical and nursing staff per population
Tanzania & Kagera
Main Causes of death in children < 5 years old
Neonatal deaths: 27%
Diarrheal disease: 17%