PT takes off

Posted on March 23, 2011

Machame Physical Therapy Department Takes Off   We all knew that the developing Machame Orthopedic center would be needing physical therapy services, but PTs are few and far between in Tanzania..  We found Jeremiah Mushi studying PT at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center but he needed some assistance with school fees. Fortunately, Heidi Longe, a physical […]

STEMM Surgeons Visit Machame Again

Posted on January 20, 2011

Dr Steve Meyer has returned to Machame with another team from STEMM in the US. A variety of procedures were performed including total hip replacements and several ENT procedures by Dr Sarah Powell on her first visit to Africa. Medical Equipment businessman Steve Rohlf and his premed son Dan rounded out the team. Along with their work, they bring Machame a lot of needed supplies, medicine and equipment that is a great help for months to come. Welcome again STEMM !!

Machame School of Nursing Commences

Posted on June 2, 2010

To help in addressing  the severe shortage of nurses in Tanzania, the Machame Hospital School of Nursing has been created.  After much planning and effort 38 women and 6 men began attending classes late February in this three year Ministry of Health approved school. This is a wonderful project in that so many youths are looking for opportunity, the jobs […]

James Simon Returns to Machame

Posted on March 12, 2010

RN Jim Simon returned to Machame Lutheran Hospital for 2 weeks in February 2010. Jim was with us in 2002 and 2004 as the relationship with Alegent Health in Nebraska USA was beginning.  During the ensuing years he has been very active in supporting Machame Hospital, especially in the sourcing of equipment and supplies to […]

Orthopedic Mini-wards open for business!!

Posted on February 11, 2010

With a daily census exceeding 110 in early February 2010, we open the first of our two new 5 bed mini-wards dedicated to orthopedics. This is the next step in the expansion and consolidation of all orthopedic services in the semi autonomous Machame Orthopedic Center.