Events 2013

January.

A new pharmacist Sr. Columba Kim OSB from South Korea joined hospital staff.

 

On the 9th January meeting of clinical staff from hospitals in the  Mtwara and Lindi regions took place. The topic was "Trauma" and the venue was Mtwara Regional Hospital. Presentations were given by staff from Mtwara, Lindi and Nyangao hospitals.

The main topics of the meeting were: to share awareness of growing significant medical problems - road accidents as a major cause of trauma, and how to be better prepared to deal with them by improving the education of medical personnel, to equip hospitals with basic facilities allowing them to treat traumatic patients, and to demand more effective prevention measures from the government.
Rhe participants decided to continue these of meetings quarterly at different hospital sites.

 

The hospital was equiped with fire extinguishers.

                                   

                                    February:

Three German medical students Annette Mathan, Annegreth Leuser and Marlon Kain arrived at Nyangao Hospital for one month's practical experience. They donated very important minor equipment including sphygmomanometers and thermometers.

 

March:

Dr. Winfried Zacher, a Health Consultant who is helping to establish the Nursing School in Nyangao arrived from Germany. He presented the Strategic Plan for the Nursing School (chapter entitled Nursing School).

 

April:

On 17th April a regional Scientific Meeting took place in Lindi Regional Hospital  "Highlights in Neonatology and Pediatrics".

From Nyangao Hospital Dr. Sandra Subtil, Pediatrician presented topic "The three big killers" on the three major causes of newborn death,  Dr. Stanislous Wambyakale, Pediatrician presented an "Update on Pediatric HIV/AIDS" and Dr. Ryszard Jankiewicz, Surgeon presented "Pediatric Surgery in Nyangao Hospital". Many doctors from neighbouring hospitals participated in the discussions. Next meeting is planned place for September in Masasi.

On 20th April the first "Advanced Neonatal Care Seminar" was held at our hospital, featuring theoretical and practical sessions on neonatal diseases, resuscitation and triage. 11 doctors and 3 anesthetic nurses enjoyed a day of interactive learning and productive discussions.

Further seminars are planned for our nursing staff, as the hospital is getting ready for the opening of the neonatal care unit later this year.

 

In one of our staff premises (St. Tekla)  dangerous fire started caused by electrical fault. Fortunately use of newly posesed fire extinguishers helped to put out the fire.

 

May:

Mr. George Lambert IT Professional from VSO installed in Nyangao Hospital - hospital information management system and wireless local area network.

 

20th of May took place a meeting of new appointed Hospital Board of Directors.

 

May 2013 - A generous donation from Sister Columba on behalf of the nurses of Daegu Fatima Hospital, South Korea, included 65 boxes of 2cc syringes and 24 bottles of quinine syrup for use in paediatrics and neonates.

 

June:

On 26 of June official opening of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Outpatient Department (Raphaela) Pharmacy took place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF NICU history and present

PDF NICU opening ceremony

 

July:

OPD Pharmacy after initial period of sharing place with the main Hospital  Pharmacy has moved to new, renowed premises.

 

X-ray Unit received new ventilation system and new container for the room where are developed x-ray films.

 

Thanks to generosity of Benedictines Prokutator from Germany Br. Dr. Ansgar Stuefe was possible to establish new, very effective and less expensive than older one satellite internet connection via new technology system Yahclick.

 

Continuous education is taking place during morning meetings almost every Wednesday this time about blood groups.

 

September:

A Dutch couple, Ellen Somers Nutricion Professional and Menno Bakker Medical Doctor, both from VSO joined hospital staff for period of one year.

 

After almost one year break Dr. Daniela Kietzmann, German anesthetist working in Sweden  visited our hospital again and worked with us trained our anesthetic personnel.
 Thanks to her effort hospital received three excellent pulsoximeters as well as minor anesthetic equipment and surgical materials.

 

 

 

October:

Two Clinical Officers start working in Nyangao Hospital after completing study

                                               

Innocent Hoza                                                    Emmanuel Ndanu

 

November:

 

On the end of this month Dr. Winfried Zacher, Health Consultant from SES Germany arrived to support preparations for establishment Nursing School in Nyangao Hospital. We are very grateful for his enormous help.

 

 

 

 

 

December:

A Dutch doctor Djoke Douma-den Hamer, VSO working formerly in Ndolage Hospital joined our staff.

 

Clinical Officer Angelus Makota start working in Nyangao Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extensive works of construction Nursing School tutors houses started.

 

The Australian benefactors Dave and Kerry Rickards made a fantastic donation for St Walburg's Hospital: A Glostavent Anaesthesia machine for the obstetric / gynae theatre and a Baby-CPAP machine including oxygen / compressed air delivery machine which was recently developed by Diamedica (UK) Ltd.
This Baby bubble CPAP will be able to save premature neonates with RDS or infants with respiratory distress from pneumonia who are admitted to the new neonatal ICU. This means a great and important improvement in the care for the youngest patients at St Walburg's Hospital.

We are extremely grateful for the donors, Dr. Daniela Kietzmann and UK company Diamedica Ltd for helping us to receive that very important equipment.

Donated equipment during unpacking.

 

Events 2014

   

                                        February.

The first meeting of the Board of Directors for the new nursing school was held this month.
After a period of long preparation, the first intake included 45 students; 35 male and 10 female.
The official opening celebration of the school is scheduled for April.

 

March:

On 8th March, Bishop B. Ngonyani  carried out a a blessing celebration of the new nursing school.

On March 25th, a meeting was held for all staff with Bishop B. Ngonyani, Vicar General, DMO and representative of RMO. The agenda included the recent difficulties and challenges with the hospital management team.
Doctor Bertram Makotha was appointed as the new doctor in charge. The position of administrator will be held temporarily by  Joseph Njenga, former human resources officer. The post of acting principal of newly opened Nursing School is held by Ms.Germane Nkane.

 

April:

On 11th April, the Nurses and Midwives Board of Tanzania informed us that Nyangao's Nursing school is officially approved and can start to operate a normal teaching program.

On 30th May all hospital staff celebrated May Day and the Florence Nightingale Nurses Day. The four best hospital workers were presented with awards. From left:  Assistant Nurse Bakari Mnunduma,  Nurse Margareth Mpunga,  Dr. Sr. Fausta Liundi,   and driver Rainald Mnembuka.

 

 

May:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mr. James Davies a VSO volunteer who had recently left the hospital, donated his final salary to buy essential items for the laboratory.

Donated items with Mr. Mtalika, his successor.

 

June:

Mr. John Ngondo was appointed as new Hospital Administrator.

 

October:

Hospital was visited by group of 12 members of Project C.U.R.E. from USA one of the biggest NGO distributing medical equipment and materials to over 100 countries. There is a big hope that Nyangao Hospital can be included to such  form of support. The group was invited by Sr. Raphaela Haendler OSB and RMO from Lindi.

 

 

November:

A new appointed President of Action Medeor from Germany Mr. Sigfrid Thomasen decided to pay his first visit to Tanzania and to Nyangao Hospital. He is in Raphael Pharmacy self sustainable unit supporting Nyangao Hospital which was established with support of Action Medeor.

 

On November 14 - 16 took place at Amsterdam Symposium on SURGERY IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS organized by Netherlands Society for International Surgery and Deutsche Gesellshaftfur Tropenchirurgie. There were 326 participants from 23 countries.
Thanks to invitation from organizers Sr. Dr. Fausta Liundi and surgeon Dr. R. Jankiewicz get a chance to participate and to present topics "Practical ideas that facilitate work in St. Walburg's Hospital Nyangao, Tanzania" and "Why doctors from western countries should come to work in low resource settings. Or why not?"

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    December:

 Doctor Djoka with her husband Marc completed their VSO contract and left hospital going to home country Netherlands. Marc who is a paint artist left his picture showing Nyangao Bondeni, now decorating our library room.

                   

 

Mr. Rudi Rottmann Consultant in the field of financial administration from Senior Expert Service, Germany arrived to help management of our hospital.

 

 

Dr. Samdumar C. Arias from Phillipines, VSO join our hospital staff and is in Charge of Pediatric Department.

 

 

Events 2015

January

Our former Clinical Officer and now after completing study Assistant Medical Officer Josephine L. Ngonyani start working again with us in Surgical Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

On the first of this month Dr. Masanja Kasoga was appointed by  the Bishop as a Doctor In charge of the Hospital and as his his Deputy Dr. Bertram Makota

  

 

   

 

 

Good luck for the Hospital. Thanks to fund rising by Sr. Raphaela Haendler OSB former Doctor in charge of Nyangao Hospital we received very important equipment for seriously ill patients:

Four oxygen concentrators with compressor and cylinder enable to store bigger amount of oxygen produced by oxygen concentrator for the time when electricity is not available and high quality suction machine.

Sr. Raphaela Haendler handing over mentioned equipment to Hospital Administrator Mr. John Ngondo.

 

April

 

A new US unit Sonoscape A8 with 2 probes convex and linear arrived from TTM Germany. It replaced unreperable old Aloka SSD 500 unit. New unit was financed by Prokurator from St. Ottilien Mission in Germany Br. Dr. Ansgar Stuefe. A lot of thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

At the first of this month an agreement has been signed between Nyangao Hospital an Embassy of Poland concerning implementation of project:

“Quality improvement of surgical treatment in St. Walburg’s Hospital at Nyangao and other hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region”.

Embassy donated for it 25,000 euro what should be spend to the end of November for:

1. training of doctors in basic surgical skills in form of 2 month practice and 3 days seminar
2. rehabilitation of surgical department
3. purchase of most important surgical equipment.

Two first doctors started practice since 1st of August

Dr. Clemence Haule from                                                             Dr. Siraji Chihuka from
Tandahimba District Hospital                                                        Newala District Hospital

                                                                
 

From August Nyangao Hospital received Health Secretary Mr. Geofrey Kombo seconded from Nachingwea District Hospital

 

On 26th took place an action "Collect rubbish around the hospital" involving most of the staff. Now hospital is much cleaner.                                                                                          

       

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since beginning of August hospital is sending samples for histology examination to Regional Hospital in Tychy Poland. It is free of charge charity action offered by Dr. Zbigniew Antosz . It allow us to exceed former limits and surprisingly some of results coming back by email after 10 days.

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                September

 

                         Two doctors from Nijmegen the Netherlands Pim Schout and Inge de Grauw joined hospital staff and are planing to
                          work with us for 2 years.

                        

 

                        Our good and precious friend Dr. Daniela Kietzman arrived to boost work of our anesthetic team and to conduct a seminar
                        for ICU staff.  She also donated   refrigerator   for theatre staff.

Laboratory received equipment for checking Erythrocite Sedemental Rate (ESR) financed by Procurator of St. Ottilien Mission in Germany Br. Dr. Ansgar Stuefe.

 

October

 

Sr. Dr. Fausta Liundi started her postgraduated study - Mastership in Surgery at Catholic University of Health and Allied Studies in Mwanza. She received sponsorship from Diocese Rottenburg - Stuttgart Germany with great help of Dr. Winfried Zacher.
She is expected to be back to Nyangao Hospital after 3 years as a specialist Surgeon.

 

 

 

 

Sr. Dr. Ursula Mknele In charge of St. Martins Mission Hospital in Kipatimu, Kilwa and Dr. Norbert Achula from Nanyumbu District Hospital started two month practice in Surgical Department of Nyangao Hospital.

                                                                               

 

Seminar on Basic Surgical Problems With Special Emphasis on Trauma took place in Nyangao Hospital on 29/30 October as a part of mentioned above project sponsored by Embassy of Poland. There were 25 participants from neighboring hospitals Lindi and Mtwara Regions.

 

 

November

 

Dr. Athumen M. Mambo MO who came from Lindi Hospital start working as TB/Leprosy Officer Lindi DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

On 4th of December took place a meeting closing project financed by Polish Embassy for Nyangao Hospital (mentioned above). Among participants were Vicar General, Chairman of Hospital Board of Directors Fr. A. Chitanda representing owner, District Executive Director of Lindi Rural District Ms. O. Vavunge, Former Minister of Health and former member of Parliament for our area Mr. B. Membe, Deputy District Medical Officer, Secretary of Polish Embassy Mr. S. Wolski and many others. Effects of project were presented.

Guests of meeting signing visitors book and on the right part of received equipment and instruments

Sanitary units before and after rehabilitation.

In December rehabilitation of Ward 3 and 6 was also completed from sources donated by Sr. Raphaela Haendler OSB.

 

Events 2016

 

January

Mr. Siegfried K. Runge who arrived from Germany start working as a Health Management Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

An Irish couple of doctors Siobhan Nevillle and Peter O'Reilly both from VSO initiated project Accelerated Care And Treatment Of Mothers And Newborns (ACT) in our hospital.

 

Dr. Intern Elisante Kilonzo start his voluntary work in Surgical Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Dr. Salum Malick Medical Officer from Mkomaindo Hospital in Masasi start his one month practice in Surgical Department.

 

 

 

 

 

March

Nyangao Hospital received among other donations from Project Cure USA sophisticated orthopedic table designed for operations of pelvis and hip joint. Because it exceeded our range of orthopedic operations the table was offered to Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) from Dar es Salaam. Executive Director of MOI Dr. Othman Wanin Kiloloma arrived specially to Nyangao to receive mentioned table and he express his gratitude for such donation.

In the hospital has been installed automatic switch starting generator when TANESCO is off. It is enormous help eliminating long and frequent brakes of electrical supply especially during operations.

 

Dr. Azizi Msangeni Medical Officer from Ndanda Hospital joined our surgical staff for one month practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

Hospital was visited by two important guests who came from Germany Dr. Winfrid Zacher Diocesan Health Consultant and Mr. Anton Voronin German SES Project Coordinator for Africa. There are on the right side of picture together with Dr. i/c Massanja Kasoga and Mr. S.K. Runge Administrator a.i.

 

July

A group of 5 Irish students Alaa Baky, Evan Ryan, Jack Roberts, Aisling Whelan and  Lee Peeperkorn from School of Medicine NUI Galway arrived for Medical Elective Attachment. They brought and donated to the Hospital several precious medical materials.

 

August

Since 15 of this month 2 doctors started two months practice in Surgical Department. This is continuation of last year project "Quality improvement of surgical treatment in St. Walburg's Hospital Nyangao, Lindi and Mtwara Regions". financed as Polish Aid by Polish Embassy.

Dr. Ernest Ntauka from District Hospital Ruangwa and Dr. Abubakari Salehe from Kinyonga Hospital Kilwa District

 

Dutch doctors a couple Pim Schout and Inge de Grauw returned to our hospital after birth of their child in Holland

 

September

 

Dr. Aleksandra Modlinska, specialist internist and diabetology arrived to our hospital. She is a Polish Aid Volunteer sent by Fundation "Science for Development" for project "Improving the quality of medical care provided in Lindi Rural District".

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the month the second volunteer Dr. Katarzyna Pikulska arrived

 

 

 

Both of them hand over to representative of Hospital Administration modern ECG machine, surgical instruments and many other important items.

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Bergerman with his Interplast team from Germany presented their facio-maxillar and plasty operations performed in many countries.

 

Medical student Katharina Marstaller from Germany spent one month Internship in Nyangao Hospital showing great interest in Surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgical team, unfortunately not complete with short term volunteers

 

Two doctors from Nijmegen the Netherlands Pim Schout and Inge de Grauw who left our hospital last year returned, this time with new born son Mees.

 

October

Doctor Daniela Kietzman as every year visited our hospital for few weeks helping to train our anesthetic personnel and bringing most needed equipment.

Since 15th this month second pair of doctors started started  practice in Surgical Department as continuation of project "Quality improvement of surgical treatment in St. Walburg's Hospital Nyangao, Lindi and Mtwara Regions".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sunday H. Mankambita from Kitomanga                                                Dr. Juma M. Lilembe from Liwale

 

November

Since 15 of this month Dr. Josephine Ngonyani currently from Rutamba Health Centre joined doctors taking part in surgical practice at Nyangao Hospital.

 

Dr. Winfried Zacher Hospital Health Consultant who arrived for few weeks visited Nyangao Hospital with Nursing School.

December

Computerized Radiography system donated by Polish Aid organization was fixed and start working.