Banu’s Tale – A Story From FAME Medical in Tanzania

Dear ADS, I think I mentioned in my last eNews, that on many days it feels like a pediatric ward in the new hospital. We are just so glad to be here for these little people. There are certainly the darker moments, like this weekend, when we had a 10 year old boy die from cerebral malaria. He arrived to us too late, already in a coma. The doctors and nurses were still hopeful that they could get him back, but he just couldn’t fight anymore. …

A Note from Susan Gustafson, Co-Founder/Co-Director, FAME Medical

There is nothing more heart warming than hearing the pitter patter and lively chatter of a toddler in the hospital, having fully recovered from a serious illness. It’s simply music to the ears. And that’s what Dr. Frank and I heard upon arriving at FAME Medical on Tuesday morning. Little Gabriel was scurrying around the ward, making the nurses and his tired mother smile. Diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and a severe bacterial gastroenteritis the day of his admission, he was now on the …

FAME Medical Admitting!

At 9:29 a.m. on August 30th, we were handed our approval letter from the Ministry of Health in Dar es Salaam. With all the required inspections of the new facility behind us and enough doctors and nurses to cover 24 hour care, we have been given official permission to upgrade from outpatient clinic to hospital. We can begin admitting patients at FAME Medical. And to every single one of you who have helped us reach this moment in time….our deepest love and gratitude. Susan, Frank & the …



















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