Rapid Response to reduce the Risc of Corona Outbreak in Haydom, Tansania

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. This means that they have to use the overcrowded public transport to reach the hospital in order to receive treatment.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and partners CALL FOR ACTION to reduce the transmission rate of Corona among our children. We expressly ask for YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP !! For 10 EUROs you help to supply one family with local made facemasks and enough soap to stay safe during their travels and to keep their communities safe as well.

 

 

Corona – The Invisible Thread

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We have been experiencing what it means when an entire world is in a state of emergency for several weeks. The invisible enemy named Corona threatens us all equally, making no ethnic, cultural or existential differences. We experience what it feels like to wake up in the morning accompanied by fear and uncertainty about our own health, that of our loved ones, and the fear. Suddenly the foundation of our existence, which we take for granted, is crumbling. We feel locked up in our home office, uncertain when we will be allowed to leave our temporary social prison.

But let’s raise our eyes from our laptops and conference calls and focus them on the rest of the world out there, on the countries in which deprivation of liberty and existential fear become a companion every day. What damage is caused by such a virus in a society in which people have to travel hundreds of kilometers to the nearest hospital, in overcrowded buses and shared taxis. A large part of the population cannot afford to visit a doctor or even inpatient treatment in a clinic without insurance cover. Physical and social distancing in countries such as Tanzania unthinkable. In a society in which each individual relies on the support of a village community, or the daily business on the market place. Many families have no access to clean water or money for soap and daily hand hygiene. Not being able to travel to the market on the bus would destroy even the smallest income and drive families into starvation. A statistical assessment of the infection rate of the population cannot be made because tests are not widely available and are also expensive.

It is all the more important to have good information about hygiene and restrictions on contacts.

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. However, this means that they have to use the overcrowded means of transport with their parents and are therefore at great risk.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and its partners calls for a comprehensive information campaign on measures to reduce the transmission rate of Corona. We need YOUR HELP and SUPPORT!! Facemasks are tailored and done by tailors in the village and distributed together with soap to children with Spina Bifida and their parents. For 10 euros they support this measure and cover travel expenses as well as costs for Facemasks and soap for a family.

Of course, these measures only work in conjunction with information about restrictions on personal contacts and the distance to other people in public places.

The first Corona preventive care packages have already been distributed to families in Haydom.

With only 10 euros you help us to reduce the spread and transmission of corona and help protect our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.

Show solidarity in these special and difficult times. Cohesion and mutual support is important. We can and will only do this together. Help us in this fight together.

One team – one world – one fight. One victory over Corona!

 

4 steps to slow down Transmission of Corona Virus

It is just that simple to save lifes. Please show Responsibility. Support our work with your donation!

Corona – The Invisible Thread

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: 10,00€

We have been experiencing what it means when an entire world is in a state of emergency for several weeks. The invisible enemy named Corona threatens us all equally, making no ethnic, cultural or existential differences. We experience what it feels like to wake up in the morning accompanied by fear and uncertainty about our own health, that of our loved ones, and the fear. Suddenly the foundation of our existence, which we take for granted, is crumbling. We feel locked up in our home office, uncertain when we will be allowed to leave our temporary social prison.

But let’s raise our eyes from our laptops and conference calls and focus them on the rest of the world out there, on the countries in which deprivation of liberty and existential fear become a companion every day. What damage is caused by such a virus in a society in which people have to travel hundreds of kilometers to the nearest hospital, in overcrowded buses and shared taxis. A large part of the population cannot afford to visit a doctor or even inpatient treatment in a clinic without insurance cover. Physical and social distancing in countries such as Tanzania unthinkable. In a society in which each individual relies on the support of a village community, or the daily business on the market place. Many families have no access to clean water or money for soap and daily hand hygiene. Not being able to travel to the market on the bus would destroy even the smallest income and drive families into starvation. A statistical assessment of the infection rate of the population cannot be made because tests are not widely available and are also expensive.

It is all the more important to have good information about hygiene and restrictions on contacts.

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. However, this means that they have to use the overcrowded means of transport with their parents and are therefore at great risk.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and its partners calls for a comprehensive information campaign on measures to reduce the transmission rate of Corona. We need YOUR HELP and SUPPORT!! Facemasks are tailored and done by tailors in the village and distributed together with soap to children with Spina Bifida and their parents. For 10 euros they support this measure and cover travel expenses as well as costs for Facemasks and soap for a family.

Of course, these measures only work in conjunction with information about restrictions on personal contacts and the distance to other people in public places.

The first Corona preventive care packages have already been distributed to families in Haydom.

With only 10 euros you help us to reduce the spread and transmission of corona and help protect our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.

Show solidarity in these special and difficult times. Cohesion and mutual support is important. We can and will only do this together. Help us in this fight together.

One team – one world – one fight. One victory over Corona!

 

World Record for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Tansania

One team – one dream – a world record. We had our sights set on no less than the 4600 m summit when our international adventure mountaineering team set out on the rocky path for Haydom’s children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Participants from different backgrounds, each with their own story, but all with a common dream. Improving medical care for patients with spina bifida and hydrocephalus by building a center in Haydom. Setting a new focus, drawing attention, educating and clearing up with prejudices. Breaking through with stereotypes and showing that even with physical limitations and a lot of team spirit, big goals, dreams and peaks can be achieved and reached.

 

 

Read the whole story here, accompany us on our hike, follow our photo story and become part of the dream with your donation: Click here.

Chipsi Mayai – The most famous national dish of the Tanzanians, here quite simply to recook!

 

You need:

  • 10 large potatoes
  • frying oil
  • 5 large eggs

And this is how it goes:

Wash the potatoes before you peel them and cut them into slices. Dry them with a towel and fry them in hot frying oil. Wait until the potato wedges are crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Break the eggs and mix them with a fork. Place the potato wedges on a greased base and pour the eggs over them. Turn the “chipsi mayai” just before the egg is completely firm and fry them in a pan from the other side. When the pancake turns golden brown, you take it out of the pan. Fresh salad tastes very good with the Chipsi Mayai.

Mount Meru – Preparing for the hike!

We are training to reach the top of Mount Meru to raise funds for kids with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom, Afrika.
Support our campaign on betterplace to become part of our team:

https://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/72907-a-house-of-hope-for-kids-with-birth-defects-in-africa

There is no bounderies but the ones in your head!!
Treating a child with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus is team work and requires health professionals, parents, community.
With your donation on betterplace you can help us reach our funding goal to build a centre and home for kids with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Haydom, Tansania.

Haydom Calender 2020 – only a few left

Happy Adventurous 2020 – Still looking for a way to color up your white kitchen walls. Make sure to get one of our Haydom Calenders. Each Month gives a wonderful insight impression of our project work and shows the unique beautiful african landscape around Haydom. Each Calender costs 20 Euros – to purchase just make a 20 Euro donation (www.haydom-friends.org) leave your adress and a small comment and we will send it to your doorstep. With purchasing a calender you are supporting our work to improve medical follow up care for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom. A great and colorful start into 2020 for a good cause.

Heri ya mwaka mpya 2020

Haydom-Friends e.V. is wishing all of you an adventurous happy and healthy new year.
We want to thank you for all of your last year´s support and hope to have you on board for our next years adventures to improve health care for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom Tansania. Next Stop is the top of Mount Meru! Make sure you follow us on our trip to the peak to raise money to build a “house of hope” for our SBH kids in Haydom. Please support our betterplace campaign to reach our funding goal to start building. We are nearly there!!! Wohooo!!

www.betterplace.org/de/projects/72907-ein-zuhause-fur-kinder-mit-geburtsdefekt-in-tansania

 

KIDS for KIDS with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Charity Concert for Haydom´s children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Incredible awesome initiative of the Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Bergedorf. Students of the Rudolf Steiner Schule organized a wonderful concert to collect funds for children born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom, Tansania.
I think we “grown ups” can only learn from such an outstanding gesture of humanity. Asante sana – Vielen Dank! If you want to follow their BIG FOOTSTEPS help us with your donation at

www.betterplace.org/en/projects/72907-a-house-of-hope-for-kids-with-birth-defects-in-africa

International Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

For the very first time ever parents, children, hospital staff and the Haydom Community came together to march for Haydoms kids with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – Against wrong beliefs and false knowledge. More than 200 people got together to walk together, creating awareness for better education and better medical treatment and coverage. The Motto “Tupige Vita tumani potofu ” Against wrong beliefs was written all over our T-Shirts that we all were proudly wearing. For the first time the local Media was with us and the initiative was screened in the National News for over a week. What a great achievement in creating Awareness even on a National Level. Well Done TEAM HAYDOM !!!

PLEASE HELP US WITH YOUR DONATION TO CONTINUE THIS WORK: every Euro is spent on improving medical care and follow up of Haydoms kids with SBH. Follow the link below choose whatever you can give and help us reach our funding goal:

www.betterplace.org/en/projects/72907-a-house-of-hope-for-kids-with-birth-defects-in-africa