- The country is politically stable
- There are approximately 49 million inhabitants
- 80% of the workforce is employed in agriculture
- 67% of the population lives below the poverty line
- It is heavily dependent on foreign aid
- There is a lack of basic health care
- The impact of HIV, malaria, low education and corruption impede the development of the country
Latest news from Tanzania
First Eye Care Foundation eye camp in Tanzania! The eye care team travels to the remote eareas to help those most in need.
Morogoro is a region in de southeast of Tanzania with a population of at least 2.2 million. The region is approximately twice the size of...
Ophthalmologist Ruud van der Pol is currently in Morogoro, Tanzania. He is there to teach doctor Shilla, ophthalmologist in training. They have also gone to...
What does the Eye Care Foundation do?
The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) was originally a private institution (a mission hospital) servicing the northern part of Tanzania. It acts as a tertiary hospital and is linked to the medical faculty of the Tumaini University.
Since 2009, the Eye Care Foundation supports the eye department of the KCMC Hospital in Moshi. The support consists of primary skills training for first-year ophthalmology residents and educating staff members in various subspecialties.
- Improved support for the ophthalmology training programme in the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC)
- Providing support to ophthalmologists of various subspecializations in the KCMC
- The donation of study materials and instruments to the KCMC
Project coordinator Tanzania
Since April 2018, the Eye Care Foundation has a small office in Tanzania. Daniel Wilbard the project coordinator of Tanzania, reports to Yvonne Reifler, head of projects.