Annual Reports

In the theatre two new sterilisers were installed (2004)


Christine and Wilfried Schennach visit Ifakara for the first time

Delivery of suture material and operation instruments

Assistance in theatre and wards

Improvement of the hygienic situation


Co-financing of a house for hospital employees

Improvement of the Prosthesis Workshop

Equipment for Premature Babies’ Ward


1999 Weaving of linens

2000 - 2002

Training of doctors and nurses from Ifakara at St. Vinzenz Hospital in Zams


Installation of an Observation Ward

Delivery of operation lamps


2002 34 patient beds with mattresses and coatings

operation clothes, teaching material for nursing school

12 Anti Decubitus mattresses for ICU


33 patient beds with mattresses and coatings

1 groundwater pump

2 big laundry machines

1 photocopier

Weaving of linens

Operating tables, suction machines


1 colonoscope, 1 gastroscope

37 patient beds with mattresses and coatings

Blood pressure meters

2 big sterilizers for the theatre from Belimed Comp. with a water treatment plant


Training of 3 doctors to be specialists for Surgery, Internal Medicine and Paediatrics (until 2007)

Training of an occupational therapist (until 2008)

1 year check of the two sterilizers by Belimed Comp.

Renovation of paediatric wards

Blood sugar meters with test stripes

Hospital clothing and bales of cloth

3 sewing machines


Operation linen and -clothes

Blood sugar meters with test stripes

1 emergency generator (380 KVA)

Pump for the water treatment plant

Tools for the workshop

1 big laundry machine


Training of 1 doctor to become a specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (till 2009)

15 patient beds, 100 mattresses and coatings

Weaving of 100 linens

2 Electrocardiographs

2 Cardiotocographs

6 Oxygen Concentrators

2 mobile X-ray machines (C-arms)

9 computers with accessories

Blood pressure meters

The new haematology device

1 Sysmex Haematology device for the laboratory

1 Photocopier

100 mosquito nets

X-ray machine for Dental Unit

1 palette of operating- and examination gloves

Insulin and analgesics


Training of 1 doctor to be a Assistant Medical Officer (duration of training: 1 year)

1 Automatic processor

10 X-ray cassettes

Installation of an X-ray image intensifier (C-arm)

Fundi Kassim installs the C-arm

Maintenance of the emergency generator

1 Biochemistry device for the laboratory (Vitros)

Biochemistry reagents

1 Precision scales for the laboratory

Air condition for biochemistry laboratory

1 Refrigerator and freezer for storing the reagents

2 stopwatches for the laboratory

1 Hematokrit centrifuge for paediatric department

Antibiotics and painkillers (donation of Marien-pharmacy Schwaz)

2 Labelling devices (Brother)

Renovation of the rooms of the X-ray department

and of a staff house

2 diathermy units

2 dermatomes with accessory

1 mesh device with accessory

1 bone drilling machine with charger and storage batteries

Tools for the workshop

500 oxygen masks with tubes

1 ophthalmoscope

54 impregnated mosquito nets


Overhaul of both big sterilizers in the theatre

Reparation work in the X-ray department

Training of two employees of the hospital to be a cook and a lorry driver respectively

Installation of an Occupational Therapy by Isabelle Hofstetter

Assistance by the reopening of the prosthesis workshop

Several adjustments (lorry, X-ray C-arm etc.)

Overhaul of the emergency generator

Air condition in the pharmacy and X-ray department

Renovation of the X-ray room and installation of radiation protection measures

Purchase and installation of a new X-ray machine Siemens "Mulitix-Swing"

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1 modern Cystoskop
Solar-plant to heat the water in the laundry and to cool the mortuary
1 borehole for a new deep well (100m)
Water - bowser for waste water
3 computers, 2 printer, 1 scanner
New tools for the workshop
670 sheets, coating for blankets, clothes for nurses
3 sewing machines
Drugs and dressings
3500 X-ray films
1 suction machine
1 Anaesthesia device (Sulla)
Furniture for theatre


1 Gastroskop und 1 Coloskop with accessories
1 Urethrotoma of Fa. Storz Comp. Germany
Flushing of 4 wells
2 Sulla Anaesthersia divices
3 Succion machines
1 X-ray processor
2 Identification devices for X-ray pictures
28 Computers for students of the University
Printer, fax devisce and scanner for Medical Director Office
Furniture for the laboratory of the University
1500 trousers of different size
Clothes for children
necessary items for school children
1 new operation bed
211 Goretex covers for mattresses
100 mattresses
storage batteries for Op. drilling machine
Lamps für endoscopy and light source
1 Beamer (LCD Projektor) for meetings
Repair of a pump for a deep well
Repair of 2 laundry machines
Education of a anaesthesia nurse
Education of a specialist for Anaesthesia
Education of a specialist for Surgery and Internal Medicine
Education of a specialist for general medicine
Start of education of a specialist for Urology


2 Water-reservoirs à 50.000 liter
3 Pumps for already existing 100m wells
Panelhouse for regulation of the pumps
Start of education of a specialist for Orthopaedy and Traumatology
Maintenance of the sterilizers, generator and solarplant
Emergency generator for guesthouse and students´ hostel.
Big washing machine for hospital-laundry

40 double buckets system for cleaning the floors
Mattrasses for Tb ward
2 Shower cabins and lavatory for burn patients
Computer, printer and scanner for mainstore
Cooperation in the theatre, wards, X-ray and outpatient department
Further sponsoring of training of 4 doctors to become specialists
Co-financing of hospital costs for poor patients

*Medicaments (analgesics, antibiotics)
*Needles, butterflies and venflons
*18 ear-thermometers
*Dressing material
*Osmosis plant for sterilizers, with protection fence, filters and 1000lt water tank
*2 water pumps, 1 compressor for the sterilizers
*Corrective works on the water project
*Connection of staff houses and parts of the University to the water reservoirs
*Protection fence around one of the water reservoirs
*New cooling for the mortuary
*New doors for X-ray Dept. and theatre III
*Painting of rooms of the X-ray Dept. and theatre III
*Maintenance of the emergency generator and the sterilizers
*Lectures at SFUCHAS by members of the University of Innsbruck


*Co-financing (with MIVA Austria) of a new ambulance car

*Medicaments, esp. painkillers and antibiotics
*Syringes, needles, butterflies and venflons
*Financing of arteficial limbs for patients
*Final works on the water project
*Maintenance on former donated devices (emergency generator, sterilizers, laundry machines etc.)
*Ultrasoud device donated by University Hospital Innsbruck (it arrived damaged in Ifakara and couldn't be fixed so far)

*Mobile X-ray device of Siemens Comp.(C-arm)

*Training of the staff to use the C-arm properly
*Repair of 14 wheelchairs
*Theatre cloths new classified and packed
*Assistence by members of our association in the wards, the theatre and outpatient stations
*Hygiene controll on all wards and theatre
*Lectures on SFUCHAS about Cardiology
*Financing two doctors to become specialist (Dr. George Sadot for Orthopedics, Dr. Anthony Magoda for Urology)
*Payment of hospital fees for poor patients


*3 Microscopes
*Roche Urysis 1100
*2 Adult Weighing Scales and 2 Neonatal Weighing Scales
*1 Gradient Anaesthesia Analyzer
*1 Graphnet Ventilator
*3 Truescope 7'Monitors
*1 Drilling Machine
*3 Regulators for Oxygen Cylinder

1 Waste Water Bowser (together with the Irish Student Organisation UL Give)

*Renovation of the toilettes- and washrooms of the wards
*Repair of a sterilizer in the theatre and of the solar plant
*Syringes and injection needles
*Medicaments, esp. Antibiotics, Painkillers etc.
*Sheets, donated by St. Vincent Sisters in Zams
*Mattresses for Tumaini

Flood damages: Repairing one of the water pipes and of a part of the path way in the hospital area

Young patient with a crocodile bite

*Assistance in treatment of patients in the wards
*Further financing of two doctors to become spacialists
*Financing of hospital fees for penniless patients

47 new mattresses and coats for Tumaini


*Maintenance of the emergency generator*Repair of three laundry machines and of the solar plant
*Payment of hospital fees for poor patients
*Payment of University fees for two doctors to become specialists in Radiology and Orthopedy
*Thigh prosthesis for a 16 years old patient

1 Tractor New Holland TD80 for waste water management, together with the Irish Student Organisation ULGive
*Service of the cooling system in the mortuary
*Repair of the showers in Labour Ward
*Medicaments, Venflons


*Full Blood Picture Device for the laboratory together with the Irish Student Organisation M.O.V. ("Medical Overseas Voluntary Electives")
*10 Blood Pressure devices
*Repair and maintenance of the emergency generator, the IPSO laundry machine and the X-Ray machine
*300 bales of cotton wool for producing dressing material
*Roof at the main gate for the security team (sun and rain protection)
*40 Bandage scissors
*Financing of the hospital fees for poor people
*Medicaments, Venflons and cannulas

Tools for the workshop and a kit of biomechanical tools
Reparair and a new pump for the Nazareti borehole
5 Oxygen concentrators
3 Suction machines for the theatre
1 Autoclav

*400 Mosquito nets
*200 Boxes investigation gloves
*Bed linen donated by the St. Vinzenz Nuns in Zams/Tirol
*Sponsoring of the training of a doctor to become a specialist in Radiology
*Numbers of small repairs


*Power stabilizer for the X-ray device and installation of a cable from the power distributor to the X-ray
*Service for the X-ray device
*X-ray films
*Spare parts and repair of several laundry machines
*Repair of the ambulance car
*New control panel for the emergency generator
*Service of the solar plant, a new pump and two manometers inclusive
*New roof for the workshop
*Diathermy device for the theatre
*10 Pulse Oxymeters
*Gloves sterile and unsterile
*1 Bone drill machine
*Optical devices for the diagnosis of visual
acuity, donated by Isser Comp., Innsbruck
*ECG paper
*3 Blood pressure cuffs for the Schiller monitor
*5 blood pressure devices
*1 Ohmmeter for the workshop
*Two computers for the administration
*Financing the training of a doctor to become specialist in Radiology
*Sponsoring of penyless patients
*Repair of 16 wheelchairs
*Treatment material for Physiotherapy
*Repair of one of the big sterilizers in the theatre
*several small repairs

Two Tyrolian flags for the hospital forecourt


Surgical instruments(scissors, scalpels, esp.
instruments for gynecological operations)
Surgical clothing and laundering
Overhaul of the emergency generator
Repair and service of the water system
Repair of a hot-water tank of the solar plant
Power stabilizer for X-Ray
Universal trial frame donated by Isser comp.
1400 Venflons
350 Mosquitonets
Medicaments and dressing material
Bed linen and blankets donated by St. Vincent
Nuns, Zams/Tirol
Financing of hospital and transport fees for
poor people
Further sponsoring of the training of two doctors to become specialists in Radiology or Internal Medicine.

7 Oxygen Concentrators sponsered by Linde Comp. Austria
Repairing lightning damage to the water system, new lightning rod, new pump for Nazareti borehole
ECG paper
3 x service for the emergency generator
Further financing of the training of 2 specialists

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