Annual Report 2022
I n 2022, the board consisted of the following members: Y. Wilders, chairman, M. Visser, vice-chairman, H. de Boer, secretary, P. Aanhane, treasurer, E. Leyten, A. vd Lecq, S. de Jong and O. Langezaal, board members.
In 2022, the MSF met three times. There has also been regular mail and Whatsapp communication with Sr. Antusa, Dickson (administrator) and Sr. Refunds. In 2022, two private individuals have received training from MSF: (1) Speransia Bunga, clinical medicine, St. Agnes dispensary Lugono via private sponsor (2) Peter Silayo, anesthesiologist, St. Kizito hospital Mikumi.
example new SEH
In July 2022, Henk and Hans de Boer spent 3 weeks in Tanzania, both in the St. Kizito hospital in Mikumi and in the St. Agnes dispensary in Lugono. They unpacked the container that was sent by MSF, including a lot of material from the Alrijne hospital in Leiden. A mobile X-ray machine, an industrial washing machine and many medicines were also sent with it. This X-ray machine was installed together with the people from the technical service. They have also been involved in maintenance and buildings. Not much had been done about that after 3 years of corona. A new emergency room is being built on the grounds of St. Kizito by a local contractor and paid for by an Italian sponsor. MSF has been asked to furnish this building. This building should be finished by the end of 2023. Behind the hospital, a new nursing school is being built by the Friends of Mikumi. Students from this school will soon be able to do an internship in the hospital.
current patient administration
In Lugono, together with the local people, they built a new covered cooking place and made the first aid room dustproof. Again, there was a lot of deferred maintenance here. In October 2022, a medical team traveled to Mikumi consisting of Michel Visser, Alex van der Lecq, surgeon Mimi, OR assistants Ester and Caroline and Jorn, assistant surgery. They were able to perform many operations and held workshops with the Kizito employees. Saskia Wesselingh also traveled along to investigate whether the current conventional X-rays can be replaced by digital photos. This plan is being worked out in more detail. In December, a group led by Eliane Leyten went to Mikumi together with Marjolijn, Melissa and 2 students. They have discussed the purchasing policy of the medicines with the staff and it turned out that there is still a lot of room for improvement. They also discussed what could be improved in the laboratory and how patient administration could be done differently. The St. Kizito hospital is currently functioning properly. There is a great workload due to a shortage of staff and a number of sick employees. More and more patients are now insured, so that payments are going reasonably well. Nevertheless, the hospital is struggling with a number of debts that cannot yet be repaid. the current patient administration ! There was also a problem with the water supply this year: the existing source barely gave any water. For this a new well has been drilled with a new pump to which MSF also contributed. The power company also regularly goes out. The batteries for the emergency power supply no longer worked. MSF will try to obtain new batteries for this. The St. Agnes dispensary in Lugono is also starting to function better, with more and more patients coming from further and further away. Especially the ultrasounds that are made every Saturday by a radiologist from Morogoro attract many patients. The water supply is also a problem here, despite the fact that the solar panels work well for this. But this year's many clouds and leaky pipes resulted in insufficient yields. Due to these clouds, there was also insufficient lighting during the night. At some distance from the dispensary, a new staff house has been built, consisting of 6 apartments and sponsored by a German organization. However, this is not yet furnished and there is no water and electricity available. In 2022, there were again a number of sponsors for MSF, such as the Bladt Foundation, the Carolusgulden in Leiden, the Missesveiling from Zoeterwoude, the Alrijne hospital for the restoration of the St. Agnes Leiden store and many private donors. All people who travel to Tanzania pay all their costs themselves and except for insurance and bank costs, all amounts are used directly for the two projects. Without the help of MSF, it would be very difficult for St. Kizito hospital and St. Agnes dispensary to maintain acceptable levels of patient care.
Restoration of the St. Agnes shop