Tanzania to Get Second Floating Clinic

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic/WAVE non-governmental organization is introducing a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika,

East African Business Week has learnt that LTFHC/WAVE is an international NGO whose mission is to help ease problems of healthcare access for isolated communities in the Lake Tanganyika Basin.

Lake Tanganyika basin is one of the most remote areas in Tanzania.

LTFHC has assembled a world-class team of ship-building and medical space engineers, who have completed concept designs, as well as the construction and running-cost estimates for the ship.

LTFHC is being run by two teams, one in the United States and another in Africa. The Africa-based team is being led by the LTFHC founder Dr Amy Lehman.

The Floating Lake Tanganyika Health Clinic would be the second medical ship on Tanzanian inland waters. The first one, from Scotland, Mv Jubilee Hope arrived three months ago to provide medical services on Lake Victoria.

Source: East African Business Week (link opens in a new window)

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