Doing What’s Needed

Mobile Medical Clinic

TOBFC conducts community outreach programs providing various health services to increase the health awareness and education of our catchment area. Over the past few years, TOBFC has run programming that has improved the health and related knowledge of thousands of individuals. These programs compromise;

 

  • TOBFC conducts community seminars

    • concerning diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and mental health, and educating thousands of community members about prevalent health challenges in their communities;

    • concerning women’s health, educating hundreds of women about breast and ovarian cancer, family planning and menopause;

    • and concerning sexual health, raising awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, promoting safe sex and proper use of condoms, and reducing stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

  • TOBFC conducts hand washing campaigns, educating parents about hygiene and prevention of diarrheal diseases. Over 50 hand-washing stations have been built in kindergarten schools and communities served by TOBFC.

  • TOBFC has supported the implementation of a comprehensive vaccination program with government nurses resulting in thousands of children having been vaccinated to prevent or deter polio, measles, neonatal tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.​

  • TOBFC’s “Kick-it” Mobile Library Program, launched in 2016, provides 11 communities with access to quality English and Swahili language books at both the primary and secondary levels, serving hundreds of children and youth daily, and improving literacy in remote communities.

  • The “Awakening Silenced Voices” campaign, launched in 2017, promotes gender equality in the communities we serve.

 

We are currently increasing our focus on peripheral communities, which have little to no access to basic services, and offering additional services such as malnutrition screenings, essential vaccinations, condom distribution, distribution of Antiretrovirals and pregnancy screenings.

Our Mobile Medical Clinic (“MMC”) operates in our rural catchment area. In the absence of this program, to access health services residents must travel far distances to access health services. This is made difficult due to cost of transportation, unpredictable terrain or weather, and the cost of services once reached. Our MMC operates monthly in 22 villages. We deliver lifesaving services and medicines directly to our beneficiaries, including;

 

  • HIV Testing and Antiretroviral distribution with Nurses from the closest Government Counseling Testing and Care

  • Infant and Maternal Health Care, including the distribution of child vaccines

  • Condom Distribution and STD information

  • Blood Pressure and Non-Communicable Disease Information

  • Family Planning Assistance

  • Monitoring of Nutrition in Children under 10 years old, and distribution of “Plumpy Nut” (a peanut-based paste for treatment of severe acute malnutrition)

  • Provision of Medical Care for minor illnesses, referral and transport to Mbeya for major health cases

  • Provision of wound care, including burns, and training of primary caregivers

 

TOBFC works with podiatrists from Ireland to provide the “Feet First” podiatry clinics which have provided valuable podiatry services to over 600 individuals, including treatment and prevention of common afflictions such as arthritis, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, fungal infection and wounds.

Address

14-3650 Langstaff Road # 377
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4L 9A8

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P: 905-264-9385

F: 905-850-5651

CRA REG: # 810125948 RR0001 / Tanzania NGO: 00NGO/00002693

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