Established in 2011, the HaydomFriends Foundation supports medical care for children at the HaydomLutheran Hospital in Tanzania. Built in the 1960s, the now 400 bed hospital treats up to 2000 inpatients annually. The medical care for the youngest is often severely limited due to a lack of specialist staff as well as the limited resources.
As part of a 2-year clinical assignment in the children’s and infant ward, founder Dr. Theresa Harbauer works closely with the nursing staff. In doing so, they encountered new challenges every day and struggled with limited resources. Together with the local nurses, a concept was created to optimize and improve the medical care of the children on the ward. In addition to the continuous training and further education of the pediatric staff, this also includes the addition of child and infant wards with important equipment used on a daily basis.
Haydom Friends has set itself the task of providing the children’s ward with important equipment as well as that of founder Dr. Theresa Harbauer to support Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus project. This enables surgical treatment of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Haydom and takes care of postoperative aftercare, teaching parents about continence management as well as long-term connection of families to physiotherapy and pediatric aftercare in Haydom.
First working stay to Haydom Lutheran Hospital
8. January 2009
Container for Africa
7. September 2011
The arrival of the Equipment at Haydom-Lutheran Hospital
1. April 2012
First Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Parent´s Seminar
13. July 2013
Crisis Situation in Haydom
13. January 2014
Revival of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Program
11. April 2015
Help For Emanuel Sebastiano
2. July 2015
Postoperative Hydrocephalus Clinic and Parent´s Seminar HLH
7. December 2015
ISMS mission to a remote hospital in Southern Tansania, Mchukwi
27. May 2016
New Partner Child-Help
19. April 2017