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ELCT launches 21b/= local social services

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  1. Ngongo

    Ngongo JF-Expert Member

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    Individuals previously forced by circumstances to go for medical treatment in Nairobi, Kenya or abroad may now find themselves driving only as far as Levolosi in the heart of Arusha town for quality and specialized treatment.

    A USD 10 million (about Tsh.12 billion) health facility known as Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre is part of three social services projects amounting to a total of Tsh.21 billion which were officially launched by the Vice President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein on December 11.

    The hospital built by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) Arusha Diocese is a 150-bed facility spectacularly laid out on 6,800 square metres. The facility with a workforce of 400 will serve as a specialty hospital with “leading edge medical expertise, technology and training.”

    ALMC is a full service hospital providing a wide range of specialty services such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetric and gynecology; internal medicine; palliative care, pediatrics and HIV/AIDS care. The hospital is staffed by 180 medical professionals including 15 fully qualified specialist physicians and surgeons.

    The hospital will standout among Tanzania hospitals because its services will be backed by CT scan capability; endoscopy unit; laparoscopic video surgery; total hip and knee replacement capability and advanced plastic surgery care of burns and hand injuries.

    Prof. Mark Jacobson the Director of Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) said: “As we celebrate and open our doors to serve people with state of the art care, yet we are ever mindful the building is not in itself a Entrance to inner courtyard of the Arusha Lutheran
    Medical Centre

    hospital. We share as staff a saying that ‘our patients don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.’ At the ALMC we are committed to ‘bring state of the art medical expertise and state of the art compassion too in that care.’

    Prof. Jacobson expressed thanks to all sponsors, supporters and partners who contributed so much to make the dream of ALMC a reality. He gave special thanks to the Arusha Diocesan leadership and to Bishop Wollersheim from partner Synod in the Northern Illinois Synod, Chicago in the USA.

    Bishop Thomas Laiser of the ELCT Arusha Diocese told the Arusha Times that apart from a bank loan of USD 3 million from the Cooperative and Rural Development Bank (CRDB), the facility has been financed mainly by donors abroad and within the country. Construction of the hospital started in 2004.

    Another social service of the ELCT inaugurated on December 11 is the USD 5 million Peace House secondary school at Mateves, neighbouring the Arusha Airport.

    The co-education boarding school with 210 students is meant for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. Most of the kids attending the school would have been languishing in the streets. The school enrolls pre-Form One to Form Six students.

    The school was built by a non profit organization Peace House Africa which grew out of an informal group of parishioners in the US in the late 1990s who wanted to respond to the AIDS problem ravaging sub-Sahara Africa. Their idea was to educate AIDS orphans.

    The school is built on 100 acres donated by the government to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Arusha Diocese.

    With a modern library, well-equipped science laboratory, the 22-building campus eclipses some of the best schools in Tanzania including universities.

    The Vice president also inaugurated Arusha Corridor Springs Hotel along Engira road, a medium size hotel built at the cost of US Dollars 5 million. Bishop Laiser said the 60-room hotel was built with a US Dollars 4 million loan from CRDB.

    Among other social services initiatives by the Arusha Diocese of ELCT is the Selian Lutheran Hospital in Ngaramtoni which grew from a 10-bed dispensary in the 1950s to a fully fledged hospital with a workforce of more than 180.

    A new health facility in town (Photo by Raymond John)
    source : Arusha Times
  2. Ngongo

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    Wakuu Tsh 21 bil zinaweza kuleta maendeleo yote haya ya kujivunia.Fedha za EPA,MEREMETA,RADAR,NDEGE na miradi mingine mingi ya pwagu na pwaguzi zingeelekezwa kweye mambo kama haya ya maendeleo Tanzania ingekuwa wapi leo !.
    Kumbe nchi yet inahitaji sana uongozi bora na si bora uongozi kama ilivyo sasa.
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    Mkuu naona sasa umeanza kuona wazi kabisa kuwa umaskini wa Tanzania hautokani na ukosefu wa pesa, na ukosefu wa ideas au uvivu wa kufikiri kama alivyosema Ben. Kumbe tunaweza kufikiri, kumbe pesa zipo, tatizo ni Ufisadi tu hizo bilioni kadhaa Mramba peke yake anaweza kutoa na asifilisike.
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    Walutheran wako fit sana kwenye mambo ya elimu na afya, wanaenda sambamba tu na wakatoliki. Mungu awabariki sana na awazidishie. pia hii ni meseji sent kwa watanzania wote, kuelewa namna hela ndogo kama hiyo inavyowezakufanya kitu kikubwa kama hicho. je, hele nyingi zaidi kama za epa na nyingine nyingi ambazo zinaibwa, tungekuwa na miradi kama hiyo mingapi hapa tz? kweli rushwa ni adui wa maendeleo. jamani, tushikamane.