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The first MMM Sisters arrived in Tanzania in 1947 and worked in a rural dispensary at Tlawi, high on the wall of the Great Rift Valley. In 1956 they moved further south to a semi-desert area called Makiungu where they developed a rural hospital. It is staffed by a multi-cultural community of MMM Sisters from USA, Malta,Tanzania, and Nigeria as well as 200 local health workers.
Makiungu, right in the center of the country, is about 25 km from the town of Singida where an 18-person team is running the 'Faraja' Centre. This provides a comprehensive range of services to persons affected by HIV/AIDS and an outreach education programme to prevent spread of the virus.
We also run a Health Centre at Nangwa, among the Barabaig people. This includes outreach services in community-based healthcare in seven surrounding villages in our assigned catchment area for a radius of 40 km.
At Ngaramtoni, about 15 km north of Arusha, we promote indigenous knowledge.
In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's capital city, Sister Margaret Hogan teaches psychology at Muhimbili University and works closely with Muhimbili Hospital.
'Teach my people commitment.' That was the plea made to MMM by the legendary President, Julius Nyerere, when he visited our Motherhouse in Ireland many years ago. He had also visited our hospital at Makiungu.
It is 100 years now since the first Christians reached Singida. MMMs have been there since 1954 and have many stories to tell.
To view of a copy of Faraja Centre, Tanzania, Annual Report 2012 >>> here. (Pdf)