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Maternal and Newborn Healthcare Capacity Building Programme participates in sign language training

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CCBRT trains Dar es Salaam municipal hospitals staff members to treat clubfoot

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Successful Valentine’s Day campaign helps to spread family planning messages and materials

 

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CCBRT's Maternal and Newborn Healthcare team meets with capability building partners to discuss achievements and existing obstacles in the delivery of obstetric anaesthesia.

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CCBRT OB/GYN Specialist Presents on Capacity Building Efforts at National Conference

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A specialized training for prosthetists was conducted by ICRC SFD over the course of two weeks in the CCBRT orthopaedic workshop.

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Team building with a difference. CCBRT and Kupona take a bike tour of Dar es Salaam and see the importance of awareness raising in the community first hand.

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So far this year, 449 members of the CCBRT team have been given support with training, education or professional development.

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Managing Directors, CEOs and Government Ministers all show their support for the thousands of women living with fistula in Tanzania.

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Check out our latest blog post from Lord Naren Patel following our recent accreditation as a FIGO certified international training centre for fistula surgeons

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Stay tuned to our YouTube channel to see how your support is changing lives in Tanzania!

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CCBRT receives official accreditation to train surgeons in quality fistula repair

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Increased access to safe, quality maternal healthcare for over 234,000 women and newborns in the last 4 years thanks to CCBRT’s work, in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, to train staff,...

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Insights from Mr Tanna, Vice President of CCBRT's Board of Directors

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Celebrating our incredible nurses as they change lives every day

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Joining forces to end fistula in Tanzania.

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10.2 CAD dedicated to improving access to quality health services for over 500,000 poor and vulnerable pregnant women and newborns.

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Insights from our Leadership Development Coach following the first Lean Healthcare Conference in Europe

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Insights from Dr Rita, who is using her specialist skills to build capacity in our Eye Department

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CCBRT's partners Smile Train announce incredible milestone in the treatment of cleft lip/palate worldwide

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CCBRT honoured to receive HRH the Crown Princess of Sweden, and The Honourable Minister of Trade and Development for Sweden.

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Empowering our staff with basic computer training.

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The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development for the Netherlands Hon. Ms Lilianne Ploumen accompanied the Minister of Health and Social Welfare for Tanzania, Hon. Dr Seif Rashidi to review the...

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Check out our first ever guest post, from Raja Al Khatib of Vodafone Group!

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Artificial eye expert leaves CCBRT after 3 weeks of capacity building

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Two international days to celebrate people with disabilities, two international conferences to profile our work, one outreach to bring our services closer to the community, and three facilities newly...

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Today, CCBRT officially handed three maternal health facilities in Dar es Salaam back to the Region following extensive refurbishment. The refurbishment of maternity wards and operating theatres...

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International Day for People with Disabilities, celebrated on the 3rd December every year, is a major date on CCBRT’s calendar. This year, CCBRT’s Advocacy Team took centre stage as they played a...

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It takes a huge amount of team work to ensure that our clients are given the best chance possible to achieve their potential. Rehema is 13 years old and has been attending physiotherapy sessions and...

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This weekend CCBRT was proud to witness the end of Norberto de Angelis’ incredible journey from Matembwe to Dar es Salaam by handbike, as part of the CEFA LESS is More initiative. Aiming to raise...

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CCBRT’s Head of Advocacy, Fredrick Msigallah, contracted polio at the age of 5. He is one of many employees at CCBRT who live with a disability, and who work tirelessly to protect the rights of people...

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Losing your sight is a terrible experience at any age, but can you imagine how it must be for a child?  This World Sight Day, we think about children like Jovit. The thought of never being able to...

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The latest CCBRT newsletter has been published. Check out some of the great work that the teams in Dar es Salaam and Moshi are doing to serve some of the poorest and most marginalised people in our...

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Last week the Guardian UK published an article outlining 20 ways to deliver excellence in community based healthcare. This list reflects many key elements of CCBRT’s strategy in providing clinical and...

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On Wednesday 25th September 2013, stakeholders witnessed the launch of three policy briefs concerning the employment of people with disabilities in the education, health and private sectors in...

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CCBRT has found an innovative way to address the issues of poverty and hunger amongst the clients of our Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programme in Moshi. Complementing our traditional...

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Our Leadership Development Coach, Michael Grogan and our Technical Adviser to the Maternal and Newborn Healthcare Programme Dr Brenda DMello have been speaking to Lean expert Mark Graban about...

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Einstein once said, “If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem, and only 5 minutes solving it.” And if it’s good enough for Einstein, it’s good enough for us....

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Are you interested in working for the largest indigenous provider of disability services in Tanzania? Would you like to be a part of an organisation that changes the lives of over 1 million people...

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The latest edition of the CCBRT newsletter is now available for download!

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Download to see what CCBRT got up to in Q2 of 2013, including...

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Yesterday, CCBRT was honoured to welcome President and Mrs Bush during a private visit to our facilities. The visit came following President and Mrs Bush’s key note speeches at the Bush Centre’s...

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Today, CCBRT and the Mabinti Centre were delighted to receive delegates from the African First Ladies Summit 2013. The CCBRT team were especially honoured to welcome the First Ladies of South Africa,...

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On Saturday, CCBRT, AMREF and Barclays Bank joined scores of people as they took part in a walk around Dar es Salaam for the start of the 2013 Step Ahead Campaign. The event kicked off an annual...

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On Saturday 1st June, CCBRT joined crowds of revellers at the Annual Dar es Salaam Charity Goat Races. The Goat Races is an excellent opportunity for CCBRT to profile its work, as a recipient of funds...

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On Friday CCBRT, the Ministry of Finance and KfW, the government owned German Development Bank, signed an agreement worth EUR 8.5million towards the construction of CCBRT Maternity and Newborn...

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Earlier today the nurses of CCBRT Disability Hospital celebrated Nurse’s Day, the culmination of a week-long celebration of the efforts of our nurses. International Nurses’ Day is celebrated every...

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On Friday, the team at CCBRT House of Hope in Moshi received a visit from one of our partners, Children in Crossfire (CiC). The delegation, including the Founder and Director of CiC Richard Moore,...

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When it was announced that 23rd May 2013 would be the first International Day to End Obstetric Fistula we knew that we would have to do something special to mark the occasion.

The commemoration...

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CCBRT is delighted to announce its plans, in partnership with Vodacom, to celebrate the first ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Starting today, the CCBRT/Vodacom team will kick off a 7...

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CCBRT is delighted to announce its plans, in partnership with Vodacom, to celebrate the first ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Earlier today, the CCBRT/Vodacom team kicked off a 7 day...

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Today CCBRT, in partnership with Light for the World, hosted the first day of a disability mainstreaming seminar. Participants from all over the world joined together to discuss the importance of...

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Kupona needs you!

As we come to the end of our series of stories around Kupona, it is time for us to ask for your help. It really is very easy to show your support this Mothers’ Day for the women in...

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Kupona Foundation works hard to raise funds for and awareness of CCBRT’s work in the United States, focusing primarily on our work in maternal and newborn healthcare. It relies solely upon the support...

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Dr Yoni Barnhard is the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gyaenacology and Director of Maternal Child Health at Norwalk Hosptial in Southern Connecticut, USA. In addition to his vast clinical...

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Since January of 2009, Katie Flanagan has served as Executive Director of the Kupona Foundation.  Prior to joining Kupona, she worked in the development office for Children’s Medical Center of Dallas,...

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Did you know that CCBRT has had a presence in the USA since 2009? Let us introduce you to Kupona, CCBRT’s US based Foundation.

Kupona’s role is to drive support for CCBRT and its various activities, ...

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A huge congratulations to Dr Brenda D'Mello who, in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam today, has been placed 2nd out of 500 applicants in the Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards Health Category!

Drawing...

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Today, 21st March 2013, His Excellency, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, publicly recognised the outstanding contribution of CCBRT to Maternal and Newborn...

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Yesterday, 11th March 2013, CCBRT was honoured to welcome His Excellency Masaki Okada, Ambassador of Japan, who was joined by Members of the House of Councillors and Administrators of the House of...

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Today, on International Women’s Day, CCBRT confirms its commitment to keeping its promises to the women of Tanzania.

In the past year we have made excellent progress in the treatment and prevention...

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Following a press conference on 5 February, the campaign featured on several television stations and in the press. To read the on-line coverage of the campaign on allafrica.com, click here

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Today, Vodacom and CCBRT celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Moyo Challenge, a programme of the Vodafone Foundation (registered charity 1089625) aimed at changing the lives of...

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Today, 31st January 2013, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) and Radar Development announced the successes and lessons of their 18 month, European Union funded...

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Today, 30th January 2013, CCBRT hosted a lively discussion around the importance of a coordinated, collaborative effort to; tackle the challenges in treating obstetric fistula, build capacity of...

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Today, Friday 18 January 2013, CCBRT received a commitment of USD 850,000 from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) as an additional contribution towards the construction of the...

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The lastest CCBRT Newsletter and the last ever edition of the Baobab Newsletter are out now. 

 

Read more about what has been happening at CCBRT between October and December 2012 in the CCBRT...

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CCBRT would like to wish all of its supporters a Happy New Year. May it be a wonderful 2013 filled with happiness and good health!

 

2012 was a very exciting and successful year for CCBRT. During...

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On Friday 21 December 2012, 16 trainees graduated from the Mabinti Centre. Every year the Mabinti Centre, one of CCBRT's community programmes, trains young women recovering from fistula surgery in...

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It is hard to believe that the well-established construction site, which is developing at an incredible speed, used to be the scrubland venue of the annual CCBRT Disability Hospital v. Headquarters...

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On Wednesday 12 December 2012, Suzan Boon, Deputy CEO of CCBRT, presented the first ever Disability Inclusiveness award to Tanzania Posts Corporation at the Employer of the Year 2012 awards in Dar es...

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On Monday 10 December, Erwin Telemans, CEO of CCBRT and Tom Vanneste, Deputy Director of CCBRT Disability Hospital attended the Vodafone Mobile for Good Summit in London.

 

The event was a...

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Today, Friday 7th December, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) and Sweden, through the Swedish International Development agency (Sida), represented by the Embassy of...

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Today, 3 December 2012, CCBRT celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Musoma, Manzese and Moshi. Three different events, in three different regions of Tanzania, each with the same...

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Today, Friday 30 November 2012, CCBRT employees celebrated the launch of a new strategy. Erwin Telemans, CCBRT’s CEO, encouraged all CCBRT employees to engage closely with the CCBRT Strategy 2013-2017...

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Tomorrow, CCBRT will launch its new strategy for the next five years. CCBRT Strategy 2013-2017 builds upon CCBRT's seventeen year presence as a provider of disability and rehabilitation services in...

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On 20 November 2012, His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania joined Mr Rene Meza, Managing Director, Vodacom Tanzania in a visit to Comprehensive...

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On Friday 16 November, CCBRT's Fistula Programme hosted a group of fistula ambassadors at the organisation's headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The meeting brought together 44 ambassadors from the regions...

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On 12 November 2012, CCBRT officially opened two new fistula wards at its hospital in Dar es Salaam. These wards were named after two doctors, Dr Robert Marenga and Dr Janis Perialis, recognising...

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On 12 November, CCBRT was honoured to welcome Dr. Margareth Mhando, Director of Curative and Hospital Services, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Tanzania and Mr Andrew Dunnett, Director of the...

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In October, Mr and Mrs Modest, visited CCBRT Moshi's House of Hope bearing gifts. The couple were moved after hearing about the great work being done by CCBRT staff at the House of Hope in Moshi and...

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Yesterday, the Mabinti Centre turned 5 years old. That’s 5 years of helping women recovering from obstetric fistula to rebuild their lives.

 

The Mabinti Centre is a programme of CCBRT’s Community...

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On Tuesday 30 October, CCBRT was delighted to welcome the number one wheelchair tennis player in the world, Stephane Houdet, for a tour of its Disability Hospital in Dar es Salaam.


Stephane's morning...

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CCBRT is delighted to announce it has been awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Tanzania (ASBAHT) for its outstanding contribution to...

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On Thursday 11 October, CCBRT joined the Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Optometric Association (TOA), Brien Holden Vision Institute and Standard Chartered Bank for World Sight Day 2012 celebrations...

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On Friday 28th September, CCBRT’s EU/CBM funded Maternal and Newborn Healthcare (MNHC) programme and Jhpiego’s Mothers and Infants, Safe, Health and Alive (MAISHA) programme co-hosted a half day...

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On Thursday 27th September, CCBRT held an event for all partners and interested parties to witness the ongoing construction of the CCBRT Maternity and Newborn Hospital. Guests were greeted by CCBRT...

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For the first time, CCBRT and a number of associations of people who are deaf in Tanzania came together to celebrate International Week of the Deaf 2012 which is observed worldwide during the last...

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The Bank of Africa (BOA) Tanzania donated 10,000 US dollars towards the CCBRT ‘Invest in Your Future’ campaign. The donation will help CCBRT to continue treating children under five years of age for...

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On 28th August 2012, CCBRT officially handed over Shirimatunda Dispensary, an adjusted health facility, to the Lord Mayor of Moshi Municipality, Japheri R Michael.

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On 29th August 2012, CCBRT and its partners organised a disability and rehabilitation awareness workshop, “Strengthening Rehabilitation Services as Part of Sustainable Community Development’, in...

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From 1st to 5th, August2012 CCBRT in collaboration with Muhimbili National Hospital conducted a five days training to health care providers, aiming at equipping them with skill of defining and...

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The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam has donated USD 10,000 for the production of orthopedic appliances which will assist an estimated 150 Children.

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"The 21st of July 2012, in presence of its Patron - Hon. Anne Makinda, CCBRT was honoured to receive the President of the European Commission, Mr. Barroso as well as the EU Development Commissioner,...

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Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare launched an awareness campaign for treatment of fistula in Tanzania....

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You can now find the 2011 annual report here.

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Read about what has been going on at CCBRT since January in the latest CCBRT newsletter available here

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From May 2012, CCBRT seeks to engage the services of a registered and reputable firm to perform monthly auditing of the organisation's services. For full details and information on how to apply,...

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Ambassadors from across Tanzania travelled to CCBRT on Friday 16 March to share experiences and learn more about fistula, cleft lip/ palate, and the other conditions treated at CCBRT. The 57...

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At 2pm on International Women's Day (Thursday 8 March), a crowd gathered outside the fistula ward at CCBRT to celebrate the role of women in society and mark the worldwide occasion. The women from the...

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Our work with fistula patients, and the use of M-PESA mobile money transfer technology, has been nominated in a competition, organised by America-based 'Women Deliver', to award the Top 50 projects...

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GHFN visited CCBRT in December 2011 and, following their work with women on the fistula ward and at the Mabinti Center, stories have been told on CNN, in the Huffington Post, and on the GHFN website. 

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The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Your Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, walked hand in hand with CCBRT, the Vodafone Foundation and Vodacom Tanzania on Saturday 18 February to...

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In the handover ceremony, which took place on 13 February, Roddy Sharp (Managing Director, CFAO Tanzania) and Alfred Minja (Marketing Director, CFAO Tanzania) gave the donation to CCBRT's CEO Erwin...

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A new orthopaedic shop has opened at CCBRT in Msasani, offering the public a range of specialist, high quality medical supplies. The shop sells bandages, braces, supports and other orthopaedic devices...

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A press conference held at CCBRT on 5 February marked the beginning of a fundraising campaign in which Vodacom Tanzania aims to raise over one billion Tanzanian shillings to treat women living with...

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Over the past three years, with financial support from PEPFAR’s New Partners Initiative administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, CCBRT, in collaboration with CBM, has...

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On 5 January the Norwegian Minister of Health Anne Grete Strom Erichsen visited CCBRT to see how the organisation answers the strong need for improved maternal and newborn health services in the Dar...

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The last quarter of the year was full of achievements at CCBRT. From the 10th Anniversary celebrations for the disability hospital to an award for the CEO; from a European visit by the Advocacy team...

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On 15 December, CCBRT celebrated two milestones in the organisation's history: the 10 year anniversary of the disability hospital and the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Baobab Maternity Hospital....

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The award, presented during a gala event at The Movenpik hotel in Dar es Salaam, recognises his outstanding achievements in the building of public-private partnerships. It was presented by Mr. Ali...

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The participants were updated on CCBRT's achievements and  future plans, and the group discussed how together they can work towards the Millennium Development Goals. A hospital tour followed and CCBRT...

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In November, the Advocacy Team were in Brussels visiting CCBRT's partner, CBM. The trip was a great success with much sharing of ideas and experiences. Read more about the trip here.

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To read summaries of the articles in English, click here

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CCBRT has just performed its 300 fistula operation, reaching the target set for 2011 two months in advance. With transport paid for via Vodafone M-PESA and entirely free care and treatment, more and...

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The Committee, which comprises 26 Members of Parliament, visited CCBRT on 25 October from 11am to 1pm. Accompanying the Committee was the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children:...

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To read the quarterly newsletter of the EU Delegation to Tanzania, click here

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To read about the turbine, and its pioneering production by people with disabilities, follow the link to the article in The Daily News. 

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To read the on-line article in full, click here

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Read about a busy and successful quarter at CCBRT in the latest newsletter.

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During a week of partnership building and fundraising activities with Vodafone in London, significant media attention has been shown to Jane Cleophas Rugalabamu. Jane is a former fistula patient at...

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'Employability', the name of this new collaborative project, will place 20 people with disabilities in companies and, with funding from the EU, will pay their salaries for the first year in order to...

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CCBRT staff members were joined by partners and friends to celebrate the 200th fistula surgery performed at CCBRT in 2011. Present at the gathering were representatives from Vodacom, AMREF and Women's...

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CCBRT performed a record 174 life changing fistula operations between 1 January and 30 June this year. 93 of these patients were referred through CCBRT's ambassador network and their tarnsport costs...

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CCBRT has had a busy and successful six months. With high numbers of patients in all areas, new partnerships to reach more of the most vulnerable people in the country, and some very exciting guests,...

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Thanks to Standard Chartered Bank's worldwide commitment to tackling preventable blindness, CCBRT's eye work has been funded since 2008 enabling it to restore the sight of hundreds afflicted with...

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The Princess, who came for lunch at CCBRT and was shown a presentation before the hospital tour, observed an eye operation in one of CCBRT's theatres and was struck by the high quality of services...

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To read the on-line article in full, follow the link.

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Referring to the excellence of CCBRT's services, the report highlights how CCBRT's work has changed the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Tanzania. To read more, follow the link.

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To read more about CCBRT's many successes in 2010, you can read the 2010 Annual Report on line here.

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Dr Brenda D'Mello, CCBRT's Technical Adviser to its maternal and newborn healthcare programme, gave an interview to The Citizen newspaper explaining the critical role of midwives in saving the lives...

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For the first time in seven years, CCBRT returned to Pemba island, just off the Tanzanian mainland, in March to conduct eye surgeries. There is no eye surgeon on Pemba which has a population of over...

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CCBRT, Radar Development, Disability Aid Abroad and the Tanzanian trade union TUICO celebrated their successful partnership, the result of which is an unprecedented disability employment survey and a...

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Darren Rowse, a well known Australian blogger, has spent a week at CCBRT with a group of representatives from our close partner CBM Australia. The group has been capturing our work both at the...

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The healthcare professionals successfully passed a two week training course in BEmONC which took place in November and December 2010, thanks to funding and support from the EU, CBS, USAID/Jhpiego,...

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40 participants attended the event, of which nine were MPs. The Guest of Honour was Mr. William Lukuvi, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for policy and parliamentarian issues. ...

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At a press conference held at CCBRT, Barclays Bank Tanzania's Managing Director, Mr. Kihara Maina, gave a cheque of TZSh 50,020,000 to CCBRT's Deputy CEO to fund the training of midwives in basic...

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To read more about CCBRT's achievements in 2010 and other developments at CCBRT between October and December, read the latest newsletter here

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The women, all recovered from fistula following treatment at CCBRT, were presented with a starter kit to set up their own businesses and will have ongoing support from Mabinti Center for the next...

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The ambassadors, who comprised doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and traditional midwives, gathered to share their experiences and learn more about the conditions that they are helping to treat by...

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His Excellency Tim Clarke refers to CCBRT as 'la creme de la creme' on page 53 of the magazine, whilst a longer article about CCBRT appears on page 55. To read the articles in full, follow the link he...

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The film crew interviewed one of the women on the fistula ward and discussed the condition with Dr. Robert, a fistula expert at CCBRT Disability Hospital. Erwin Telemans, CCBRT's Chief Executive was...

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The theme of this year's day is 'Mainstreaming Disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond' and focuses on ensuring that disability is integrated into all of the goals set...

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To complement the regular service, a visiting doctor from Nairobi will provide private consultations for 50 US dollars on Saturday 4 December. The income generated will be used to support CCBRT's work...

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Following her visit to CCBRT in September, a young professional journalist - Maeve McClenaghan - wrote about the work being done to treat women with fistula in Tanzania. Read the full article on The...

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Read about the influence of mobile phone technology in East Africa and CCBRT's use of M-PESA to treat some of the most vulnerable people in Tanzania here.

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The training, which has been conducted for healthcare professionals in the Dar es Salaam area, is part of The White Eye Campaign: an effort focused on increasing early identification and treatment of...

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The training, for staff from nine targeted healthcare facilities, Uses the newly revised training curriculum of the Ministry of Health and Social welfare. The trainings are being conducted by national...

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Of those seen during the four days of screenings, 90 were referred to CCBRT Disability Hospital for further treatment. They will come for corrective surgeries between 18 October and 1 November. The...

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Working in collaboration with Lions Clubs of Tanzania, CCBRT is offering free eye screenings around Dar es Salaam to support this international day of awareness raising. For more information about the...

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CCBRT is delighted to welcome Lady Jay Dee as the first 'hero for women with fistula' after a woman with the condition was referred to CCBRT for treatment thanks to an entry on Lady Jay Dee's blog...

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CCBRT in Moshi has recently linked up with Heifer International to empower a number of clients in the Moshi community programme with new skills in animal management. For more information about this...

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Read about the partnership in Michuzi's blog here.

 

 

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To find out more about this new partnership and the way in which it will improve the lives of many children living with disabilities, read the official press release here.

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