At Tuleeni Orphans Home, we believe that comprehensive healthcare is a fundamental right for every child. That’s why we are proud to partner with Clara Dispensary, a small health facility located in Uru village, Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.
Clara Dispensary was established in 2018 by Mama Faraji, the founder of Tuleeni Orphans Home. Recognizing the urgent need for accessible medical care in the community, Mama Faraji took the initiative to create a health facility that would serve not only the children at the orphanage but also the wider village population.
The vision behind Clara Dispensary is to provide quality healthcare services to individuals who may otherwise struggle to afford medical treatment. Many people in the area face financial constraints and have limited access to healthcare facilities. Clara Dispensary aims to bridge this gap by offering a range of essential medical services in a convenient and affordable manner.
Our partnership with Clara Dispensary allows us to extend our healthcare support beyond the walls of Tuleeni Orphans Home. Through this collaboration, we are able to provide direct healthcare provision to children and individuals in need who would otherwise struggle to access necessary medical services.
The services offered at Clara Dispensary include health consultations, preliminary measurements such as blood pressure and weight, laboratory tests for various conditions, medical services including pharmacy support, medical injections, wound care, and minor surgeries. By providing these services, Clara Dispensary focuses on both healthcare treatment and prevention, addressing the immediate needs of patients while also promoting long-term well-being.
Furthermore, Clara Dispensary plays a vital role in our healthcare outreach programs. We arrange and provide transportation for sick children from the orphanage, their homes, or school to the dispensary, ensuring they receive the medical attention they require. We also cover all medical expenses, including purchasing and delivering prescribed medications, arranging and accompanying children to see specialists when needed, and facilitating check-ups for HIV-positive children at specialized clinics.
Prevention is equally important to us, and Clara Dispensary helps us achieve this goal. We organize health education seminars and workshops led by doctors from nearby hospitals, focusing on topics such as dental hygiene, safe drinking, and eating practices, the importance of using mosquito nets, and other basic health issues. Additionally, we provide workshops and training sessions tailored to the specific needs of the children and individuals we serve. This includes first aid training for guardians, educating them on how to use first aid supplies and treat common ailments, and workshops on menstrual hygiene for female youth, addressing stigmas, and promoting sustainable and healthy practices.
Through our partnership with Clara Dispensary, we are able to provide comprehensive healthcare services, support preventive care, and empower individuals to take charge of their health. We are grateful for this collaboration, as it allows us to make a tangible difference in the lives of the children at Tuleeni Orphans Home and the wider community.
Together, we are working towards a future where quality healthcare is accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances. With Clara Dispensary by our side, we are committed to creating a healthier and happier community, one child at a time.
Clara dispensary is a small health facility located in Uru village – Moshi Rural district – Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. This project was started in 2018 by Mama Faraji who is also a Founder of Tuleeni Orphans Home. The project buildings were sponsored by the Lions Club in Belgium through Mr. Günter Constandt.
This project concept came, after assessing the need for medical help in the village where most of the people cannot afford to pay for medical treatment. After interviewing local community members and assessing the existing facilities within the immediate area, it became apparent that there was a great need for medical facilities that can be more easily accessible. It was found that many individuals within this area do not attend to their medical needs, despite some people being seriously ill. The main challenge is distance and medical treatment costs. This is particularly an issue for those who may have ongoing medical conditions that require frequent medical attention, such as weekly visits.