Village of joy
Our activities in the last 6 months
Data and numbers on the activities of the Mbweni Hospital periodically sent to Associazione Ruvuma Onlus by the doctors working in Mbweni allow us to have statistics on a biannual basis.
- clinic examinations: 8.800
- hospitalized patients: 1.200 (pediatrics and surgery)
- baby born in the hospital: 400
- laboratory examinations: 11.800
- x-rays: 580
- ultrasounds: 1.000
- dental procedures: 180
- surgical operations: 450
Most important diseases are: malaria, pneumonia, HIV and Aids complications
Maternity and Clinic
Training on the field
The commitment of Associazione Ruvuma Onlus in Education
A new ambulance
Thinking to the children…
Associazione Ruvuma Onlus financed the bulding of the new kitchen of the maternity school in Mbweni, which will speed and make more efficient the preparation and distribution of meals for all the children.
Inside the fence of our Hospital in Mbweni, we also built a structure which hosts the Maternity School, run by the Sisters of S. Gemma Galgani. To the 90 children who regularly attend it, the Associazione Ruvuma provide them with breakfast, the midday lunch and their uniforms.
We launched a project involving 10 teenagers (between 13 and 16 years of age) in Mbweni living close to our hospital. The project, which we called YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS, consisted of the delivery of a disposable camera give to each kid, with the objective to freely document his or her daily live.
A new ambulatory
The US Government, through the organization Usaid and the Tanzanian Government, have donated to our hospital two semi-mobile clinics to provide with cure Hiv positive patients.
Missions on the field
Our Association decided to make available our hospital infrastructures to a group of doctors part of the Emergenza Sorris, born with the objective to give back a smile to the children affected by harelip.
New developments in the Mbweni Hospital
We opened a second operating theatre and a death chamber.
The establishment of a screen center for the prevention of the cervical cancer and the training to the local health staff.
We installed two dentist’s studios, in which volunteers italian doctors alternate to work.
We realized a direct access to the maternity operathing theatre to provide the best safety for mothers and children.
The building of a canteen in the hospital.
A new dispensary
We contributed to build in Chibumagwa, in the North Regione of the big Masai plain, a dispensary with annexed maternity ward, providing it with tiles for the pavement and internal walls and asking, as well, to a group of friends in love with Africa, to give to charity the proceeds of the sale of a book with the best pictures and stories on Africa produced by them.