Aga Khan Foundation: Bringing world-class health care to hard-to-reach communities: Diplomat Magazine

Aga Khan Foundation: Bringing world-class health care to hard-to-reach communities : Diplomat MagazineRosemary Quipp – The lush hills of Tanzania’s Uluguru mountain range have many things to offer: 100 plant species found nowhere else in the world, a forest-capped peak towering at 2,630 metres high and rushing rivers that form the main source of water for the urban population of Dar es Salaam.

But there is one feature strikingly absent for many Tanzanians who live in villages along the flanks of the Ulugurus: a health clinic.

With more than 70 percent of Tanzania’s population living in rural and remote areas, many are unable to access basic health services, such as vaccines or ultrasounds during pregnancy, because the time and expense to travel to a clinic is simply out of reach for many families.

via Aga Khan Foundation: Bringing world-class health care to hard-to-reach communities : Diplomat Magazine.

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