A non-profit UK charity that supports the work of a mission hospital in Liuli, Tanzania
Within the past three years, St Anne’s has had to deal with severe outbreaks of bloody diarrhoea, pneumonia, severe influenza and malaria – all of which needed emergency medical supplies.
Patients pay for their care - but in a country where the annual average wage is just £5 a year, payment is often symbolic. A chicken or a bag of rice have to suffice.
St Anne’s receives very little funding from the Tanzanian Government. It relies heavily on the Friends for its continuing ability to serve the tens of thousands who rely on it for treatment.
Within the last two years the hospital’s operating theatre has been refurbished, and a solar powered system installed to supplement the main supply of electricity. A solar pump for the water supply has just been added.
New medical equipment, medicines, repairs to old infrastructure, transport, basic sanitation and other items are desperately needed to save the hospital from closure.
The hospital’s water system is antiquated and needs replacing. If it isn’t the Tanzanian government may well shut St Anne’s down. We need your help to make sure that doesn’t happen. To find out more, click here for our Water Appeal page.