Being human means feeling responsibility. Living in freedom means showing responsibility.
Dr. Theresa Harbauer - Pediatrician and Founder of Haydom-Friends
In 2009 I left home as a pediatrician to bring medical help and new hope to the youngest patients in one of the most rural and poorest regions of Tanzania, who have no one else to ask for it.
It is my personal passion to help and to heal in order to ensure the medical care and development of the smallest ones. Most of us live in peace and prosperity, medically secured. This means that each of us has a responsibility to help those who urgently need our support. We should not help out of pity, but because we have a choice, we can afford it and we should be aware of our responsibility in this world.
I invite you to become part of our team with your ideas and suggestions for solutions.
Our Impacts in Numbers
Although it is only a small contribution, we are proud that we make a difference.
Building Capacity – helping to develop and strengthen local strategies to improve medical care.
Children Operated Successfully
Achieving sustainable follow up care through a dedicated team.
Support and be part of a change.
We are moving mountains to achieve our goal – Survival, medical and sustainable life long follow up care for kids with congenital malformations in Haydom.
Our Team in Germany
We fight to alleviate child suffering in the face of medical emergencies, to bring hope for a dignified life with and after a successful initial treatment by mobilising the forces of volunteers and donors.
Our program is designed to help identify the most vulnerable children in the communities, provide early treatment, and develop further care plans for them.
We believe it is our duty to focus attention on this disease and educate so that it can be helped quickly and effectively by early detection or avoided by early prevention. Working together with partners worldwide, volunteers and donors we can set a big milestone towards helping children survive that are born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
Chairman and Founder
She is passionate about supporting the project in any way she can.
Public Relations & Marketing
Be brave and take risks, nothing can replace experience.
Continence Trainer and Program Coordinator
It is not enough to know you have to apply, it is not enough to want you have to do too.
Treasurer and Accounting
The crooked tree lives its life - the straight tree becomes a bed.
Sarah X. Robin
Be stronger than your strongest excuse!
Beate & Norbert Harbauer
Mailings and Shipping
A good person is someone who does good even when nobody is looking.
Change Lives with Your Gift
A donation to Haydom-Friends can help us to provide more children with birth defects with a vital therapy and ensure their long-term survival. Become a feel-good perpetrator with your donation, choose your responsibility for a child with a birth defect to give survival. We will keep you informed about the impact of your donation.
Our program is to improve the medical care of children admitted to Haydom Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania.
Emphasising the need to bring children to the hospital early, rather than letting their conditions develop to dangerous states
Bronchoscope, Monitors, Ultrasound machine, Bubble-CPAP, Wheelchairs,
Covering surgical costs for children with congenital malformation providing health insurance cards