If you are a young woman in South Sudan, you are 50 times more likely to die in childbirth or because of complications during pregnancy than if you lived in the USA. The maternal mortality rate in South Sudan is among the highest in the world. The Lutheran Community Center and Clinic in South Sudan is especially focused on women’s...
In May 2015 a team (including 6 bio-meds) from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), Denver-Area Hospitals arrived to help unpack boxes and crates from GHM and to assist staff with installation and training on new equipment for Arusha Lutheran Medical Center and Selian Hospital.
For 27 years, GHM has shipped medical equipment, supplies, and furnishings to our partners in the Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). Over $8,000,000 in materials has supported many of the ELCT’s 20 hospitals, and literally hundreds of health centers, clinics, and dispensaries Evangelical.
GHM focuses on capacity building through a wide range of projects including: Educational scholarships for MDs, radiologists, nurses, and other specialists; an ELCT wide palliative care program; Maasai solar energy; hospital-wide surge protection; equipment installation and training; OB/GYN residency program; renovation of 14 Maasai dispensaries; and much more!
Often a single donor, congregation or companion synod has been able to partner with GHM to make a project possible that enhances the ELCT for generations.
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GHAP has been working in Tanzania since 2008, currently working in 4 different Dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT). We’ve mentored leaders, taught Community Health Workers and connected them with local health institutions and assessed the clinical care, management and physical structures of dispensaries. In addition to those ongoing projects, we will be launching STET strategic planning project and management team training in 2016.
For more information on GHAP's work in Tanzania, go here.