That is like having
hospital for all of New York City.
In America, there is one doctor for every 300 people.
Africa, there is one doctor for every 40,000 people
and one dentist for every 300,000 people.
Founded is 1996, the DirectFund Foundation is a non profit, secular organization that raises
critically needed funds for Bugando Medical Center (BMC), an 800-bed hospital
in Tanzania. Bugando serves as a lifeline for 10 million impoverished
people. DirectFund has also helped establish Bugando University College of Health Sciences (BUCHS), which is a fully accredited, medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy school.
Bugando Hospital is a tertiary care facility that handles complex medical cases. Until recently, it usually had only ten to fifteen fully trained doctors on hand, and
limited access to medicines and surgical supplies.
College of Health Sciences
started in 2002 with the idea to create doctors for Africa.
It is now known as
To date, The DirectFund Foundation has passed along over one million dollars to the hospital. The funds have been used to purchase specialized
pediatric cancer medicines, anesthetics, beddings/linens, food for the
patients and staff. Funds have also been used to help build the medical
school that operates within the hospital as well and is training doctors and healthcare professionals for Africa.
100% of the donations received by DirectFund go DIRECTLY
as stipulated by the donor, to BMC or BUCHS.
The Bugando University College of Health
Sciences (http://www.bugando.ac.tz) opened its doors in September 2003. After
much planning and anticipation, the dream of the Tanzanian Episcopal Conference had come true. The establishment of a new medical school to fill the need for
quality health professionals in the country. The
objective of the MD training program is to train
competent general duty Medical Officers who, after
the appropriate period of internship can, without
supervision, render adequate medical care both to
the individual patient and to the community in
Located overlooking Lake Victoria and situated
within the Bugando Medical Centre, BUCHS has quickly
grown to be among the most sought after universities
in the country. Currently, the university has
various members of staff, with academic staff
ranging from professors to tutorial assistants,
alongside administrative and support staff.
For more information about DirectFund, please call
Chris Petrosino at: (631) 404-8217
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asante Sana (Thank you)
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