Share the Health on World Health Day

It’s an old saying: you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone…especially with your health.  Without your health, everything starts to fall apart. And without basic sanitation, staying healthy is almost impossible.
 
On this 70th anniversary of World Health Day, we want to say thank you: your donations to www.fotzc.org are helping thousands of Tanzanians wake up every day feeling capable, energetic, and most importantly healthy.

 Our dispensary doctor is delighted with her new medical supply room.

Our dispensary doctor is delighted with her new medical supply room.

Your generosity has helped build the desperately needed Sukenya medical dispensary, which has served over 13,000 patients since opening in 2015. Thousands of Tanzanians in this remote rural area are getting the basic preventative and curative care they need, not to mention the clean water—provided on site—that will keep them healthy and strong between visits.
 
Thanks to your support, we’re also planning a 16-toilet facility for the nearby Haymu primary school, so teachers and students can stay clean, healthy, and focused on their education.

Of course, just as with health itself, sometimes healthcare needs can take you by surprise.  Focus on Tanzanian Communities has been asked urgently to build 6 new toilets for the COCOBA leather tanning building - the lack of toilets has become a sanitation issue with so many women working there.  The cost is $12,800.

 This COCOBA woman shows off her leather goods.

This COCOBA woman shows off her leather goods.

By donating to www.fotzc.org today and choosing the “Health” option, you will help provide much-needed health-based facilities to Tanzanian communities, including these newly-required toilets for the COCOBA building.
 
As we celebrate World Health Day, please share a gift we so often take for granted. In addition to making  a community healthier, you’ll help its members keep learning, growing, and dreaming for a better tomorrow.