Malaria: the leading killer of Tanzanian children is preventable and treatable.
The closest clinic to JBFC may have Malaria treatments, but no testing equipment. It’s a gap that cost lives. JBFC is trying to address this vacuum with a small community health clinic and dispensary. Sick children don’t learn in school, unhealthy parents can’t provide for their families, and ailing villagers lead to dying villages.
In 2014, JBFC launched a small dispensary aimed to provide access to quality healthcare for our immediate community- our residential girls, students, employees and their families. This small-scale clinic has a substantial impact on the health of hundreds of children and adults, in an area where access to medicine and treatment is in short supply. Through this dispensary, JBFC tackles some of the most frequent health ailments that afflict our student body and faculty, making for a healthier community.
- Testing & Treatment for Malaria, Typhoid, & Other Ailments
- First Aid
- Health Education
- For every 10,000 Tanzanians, there’s less than one doctor and one dentist. (World Health Organization)
- For every 1,000 Tanzanian babies born, experts estimate 108 will die before their 5th birthday… in rural areas that number climbs to 138.
- Life expectancy is 53 for Tanzanian women.