March 28, 2024

Monthly report from Tanzania: News about the St. Walburg`s Hospital


At St. Walburg’s Hospital in rural southern Tanzania, thousands of patients are treated every month who would otherwise have no access to healthcare. The Artemed Stiftung supports the hospital in fulfilling this important task. Every month, we receive a detailed report from the hospital management about the activities and development of our cooperation. Here is the information for the month of January.

Patient numbers:

OPD 4695
Under-five 1086
Pregnant (ANC) 407

(Major & Minor)

Physiotherapy 205


Current status St. Walburg’s Hospital

The year 2024 started with 286 employees and a bed capacity of 200, 30 of which are for children. Several major projects are planned for the year. These include the expansion of the solar plant, various training courses for employees (supported by the Friends of Artemed Stiftung, among others), as well as the continuation of the gardening and malnourishment project.

Community Healthcare and Outreach project:

In December and January together, 101 women were screened for cervical cancer and 1213 children received routine vaccinations. In December, 28 children were also diagnosed with iron anemia during the check-ups: Eight girls and 20 boys. Three children were hospitalized in December due to malnutrition and were treated there with the help of special food.

The outreach program was successfully continued in the various communities surrounding the hospital.

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