Doctors for Ifakara

Help for self-help - a Tyrolean project in the heart of Africa
The members of the Association "Doctors for Ifakara" see their task in supporting St. Francis Referral Hospital, a hospitals founded in 1953 by the Capuchin Fathers of Switzerland and Dr. Karl Schoepf, an Austrian surgeon from Zams/Austria, in the town of Ifakara, in the south-east of Tanzania. Together with the provincial government of Tyrol and many private persons, our commitment centres on the improvement of medical care for the local population.

Our supporters are not only doctors, but also people from other institutions and professions, such as nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, artists, technicians, civil servants, gastronomy people, entrepreneurs, schools and many others.

A new photovoltaic system

22. Oct. 2020 | In order to relieve the hospital financially, but also for environmental reasons, we would like to install a photovoltaic system.


Dr. Raphael Dominick Mkombozi is now specialist for Internal Medicine

29. Aug. 2021 |


Maintenance of the emergency generator

22. Jul. 2021 | The maintenance of the emergency generator The emergency generator that we made available to the hospital in 2005 requires constant maintenance.


Corona in St. Francis Referral Hospital

8. May. 2021 | Like everywhere else, St. Francis Hospital has also been dominated by Corona Pandemic.


Gloves and face masks

5. May. 2021 | Ifakara has not been spared the pandemic either.


The water reservoirs in a new face

5. Apr. 2021 |


7 oxygen concentrators

22. Oct. 2020 | A donation of Linde Comp., Austria


Anniversary Gala 2019

27. Nov. 2019 | For the 15th time, the tourism school in Landeck invites to a gala dinner for our organisation.


Our both tireless aiders Christine and Gerti

10. Oct. 2019 | Christine Schennach 11.10. until 27.11.2019 - Dr. Gerti Beck 11.10. until 6.11.2019


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Doctors for Ifakara
Hauptstraße 39b
A-6511 Zams in Tirol

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Bank: Raiffeisen Bank Oberland-Reutte
A-6511 Zams
Recipient: Association "Doctors for Ifakara"
Account number: 30783
IBAN Code:
AT82 3699 0000 0553 0787


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