The Heart For The Heart”
The Joint Statement on Strategies to Further Develop Medical Care for Heart and Related Diseases in Africa 10th – 22nd Jauary, 2011
Speeches from The Sixth African Heart Seminar, held Nov. 7 - 10, 2009
The Tanzania Heart Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated for the treatment of heart, blood vessels, chest and related diseases through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and patient care in Tanzania. The institute provides valuable services to improve the health care and education to Tanzania and to the East African people at large.
February 28, 2003
Tanzania Heart Institute, an affiliate of the World Heart Foundation, moved to its new location in May2006. The handover of the new buildings by NSSF to THI was done in March 2006 and was witnessed by esxperts from SES Bonn-German and POH-USA.
Newly built by a Chinese construction firm. The premise and Construction
was financed by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) after signing
the MOU between the two parties.
Karibu Katika Mtandao Wa Taasisi Ya Tiba Ya Magonjwa
In keeping pace with our mission to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular diseases we are pleased to provide the best cardiovascular services for all people from different countries. Also, our program in researching and educating people about symptoms, control measures and creation of public awareness of cardiovascular diseases threat is our major aim.
At the institute a patient is the most important visitor; he is not dependent on us, we are dependent on him; he is not an interruption on our works, he is the purpose of it: he is not an outsider, he is a part of our institute; we are not doing him a favor by treating him, he is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.
Overall diagnosis as well as surgery of heart related disease are our targets, especially to poor people. However, this can work effectively with government support and assistance. Despite our continuing efforts to fight the threat of heart diseases, from all our lives, the institute has been facing problems such as lack of permanent premises to house the hospital and research activities. Also, the institute faces financial constraints due to the fact that heart surgery is expensive such that most of patients can not afford it, hence die unattended.
Therefore, our plan is to establish collaboration with other interested parties at national and international level in developing programs aiming at: Securing a permanent premises, offering charity treatment to poor children and adults with heart diseases, conduct training programs for professionals on early diagnosis of heart diseases in children, creating public awareness on the importance of controlling and treating of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors, research on epidemiological pattern of cardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors, training of personnels in various specialization such as cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, perfusionists, ICU and theatre nurses, etc.
~ THI Founder, Ferdinand Masau
What Can I do?
Gifts donated to our institute are used for purchasing of medical equipment and supplies for developing the surgical program.
Gifts also provide educational services to the public, focusing on ways to minimize risks of cardiac diseases.
Therefore, you may make a gift to the institute. Nothing is too small if it comes “from the heart for the heart.”
Consider an “In Memoriam” gift in memory of a friend, family member, or loved one. Or consider a corporate or matching gift.
can also make a donation by check made payable to : Tanzania Heart Institute
and mail it to:
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