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In the Sint Kizito hospital, operations take place daily in two operating rooms. There is a small treatment room where minor procedures are performed, such as wound treatments and curettages for women with a miscarriage. In addition, in the nineties, with the support of the Morogoro Support Foundation, a large operating room was realized where larger operations take place. Often several caesarean sections are performed in one day. But also abdominal operations, inguinal hernia operations and the removal of tumors. The OR obviously plays a major role in treating large numbers of serious road casualties, which unfortunately occurs frequently in Tanzania. This “large” operating room is now in urgent need of renovation. A proper recovery room (recovery room) must be realized in order to meet the requirements of the Tanzanian government. Many equipment, such as an operating lamp, is no longer working. Often surgery is performed with sparing light such as a flashlight. In order to work as sterile as possible, the air conditioning must be replaced. At the moment there is no option for anesthesia and ventilation. There are trained nurse anesthetists in the hospital, but to date there is no ventilator. Currently, the operations are performed under local anesthesia or with the drug Ketamine. As a result, abdominal operations can be performed less safely and, for example, neck operations are not possible. Sterilization equipment for the instruments and operating theater sheets and clothing are indispensable for safe operation. Unfortunately, despite several repairs, the current equipment is no longer sound. A new sterilization device must be purchased for safe operation and to reduce the number of post-operative infections. The MSF would like to call on you for the expansion and replacement of necessary equipment and the structural adjustment of the operating room
X-ray device 2018/2019
By opening an X-ray department, patients no longer need to be referred to another hospital far away. The Hospital can charge about €8 for an X-ray and can do about 15 a day. That is € 120 per day, which is quite an amount here and helps alleviate the financial problems.
Solar panels water pump with buffer tanks 2017/2018
In Mikumi the water pump has been replaced because the old pump only gave half the capacity. Also, together with the people of the technical service, various overdue maintenance work was carried out, such as on the roofs of various buildings and cars, the crooked containers at the administration building were straightened and the roof was repaired. Here too, with the help of a donation from the Imelda-Nolet Foundation, the batteries of the solar lighting in 3 buildings have been replaced so that here too you can work at night with normal lighting instead of flashlights.
Art by Alex van der Lecq
Alex's Art and Photography is now associated with the Foundation. Many of his works are entirely intended for the Foundation, of which only the costs of the material are reimbursed. Check out La Lecq photography.