Nov. 24, 2017- The foundation has been finished! Maruku’s new pediatric ward construction continues, despite the rainy season weather. Due to the hard work of AHEAD’s volunteer leaders and community workers, a strong foundation now exists. It is all being made possible by local donations and AHEAD supporters like you. Additionally, AHEAD’s Dar Es Salaam- based […] Read more
October 19, 2017– Progress continues on construction of the foundation of the Maruku Pediatric Ward. We continue to receive almost daily updates from our AHEAD partners on the ground, who continue to thank all AHEAD donors for making this project possible. We’d like to thank and recognize all the planners, workers, and volunteers for all their […] Read more
October 18, 2017– AHEAD Board member Dr. Williams and Dr. Ngirwa successfully completed their October trip to Tanzania, delivering both dental supplies and training in Bukoba and Maruku. Dental trainees will then go on to share what they have learned, training others, creating a multiplier effect. At the same time as the dental trainings, a cow […] Read more
October 13, 2017– Great progress is being made on construction of the water tank that will supply the new girls’ latrines at Bukara Secondary School. A generous donation was made this summer that covered all costs and allowed the water tank’s construction to proceed quickly. Donor contributions at work!
October 7, 2017– Dr. Donna and Dr. Apolinary “Yonga” Ngirwa accompanied bBukoba AHEAD Inc. Advisory team members handed over the dental treatment equipment donated by AHEAD, Inc. partners in USA to the Bukoba Regional Referral hospital chairman and staff. Dr. Donna Williams plans on conducting trainings in how to use the equipment.
September 30, 2017– Significant progress has begun on construction of the Maruku Pediatric Ward. Local technicians and a foundation builder have been chosen, the Bukoba District Council Engineer has completed a site inspection, and the site area is being cleared. This is proceeding according to the plan laid out by the AHEAD local committee for […] Read more
August 26, 2017– A group of AHEAD Board members and their families have returned from visiting Bukoba earlier this summer. Local AHEAD members held meetings, presented reports, and pledged further donations to help the pediatric wing project move towards construction. The Bukara Secondary School staff and students provided a warm welcome, describing the […] Read more
June 20, 2017– Sick children should no longer be hospitalized in a ward with adults suffering from chronic and contagious diseases. In the current health clinic there is only one ward, a small room with 10 beds side by side. Also, mothers who have just given birth are housed in the same ward […] Read more
July 13, 2016– Meeting of AHEAD, Inc. USA BOD members with local AHEAD, Inc Advisory committee in Bukoba Tanzania. Local committee members are all high-ranking health and education and government officials who have volunteered and been working for over a year on this effort. Discussed plans for a pediatric wing addition to their current one room […] Read more
Sick children should no longer be hospitalized in a ward with adults suffering from chronic and contagious diseases. Now, in the health clinic there is only one ward, a small room with 10 beds side by side. Also, mothers who have just given birth are housed in the same ward with their newly born babies. […] Read more