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Taking F.A.M.E. to new heights

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Farrah Kashfipour

THE STORY:

Objective: Raising attention and support for the pioneering work of Foundation for African Medicine and Education 

FAME’s story: FAME was founded in 2002 by Frank Artress and Susan Gustafson from the United States. Dr. Artress, an American physician, and his wife, Susan, decided to climb the highest peak in Africa for Frank’s 50th Birthday. Frank became severely ill with altitude sickness and was in a critical condition. With the incredible work of their guide and his team, he survived. Once back in the US, Susan and Frank decided to return to Tanzania and “contribute back to a people whose voice is rarely heard in the rest of the world, a people who have few opportunities to share their wisdom, their strength, and their dreams with the rest of us.” Watch this video to learn more.

FAME is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of medical care in rural Tanzania and making a difference in the day-to-day lives of the Tanzanian people. They strive to provide adequate tools, resources and professional support to enable local healthcare workers to best serve their communities.

FAME operates an inpatient hospital, outpatient clinic, medical laboratory and mobile outreach. They offer medical education and have a rich learning experience through their volunteer program.

Facts about FAME’s inpatient hospital (2013): 440 admissions, 34% of admissions pediatric patients, 23% of pediatric admissions under 5 Top 5 reasons for admission: 1. Severe respiratory infections, 2. Gastrointestinal infections, 3. Diabetes related complications, 4. Urinary Tract Infections (often during pregnancy), 5. Trauma (infected wounds, burns, broken bones)

Facts about FAME’s outpatient clinic (2013):15,000 admissions with 45% newly registered patients. Over a 5 year period, there have been over 50,000 patient visits at FAME Medical. With a fully automated blood chemistry machine, the FAME Medical Laboratory runs critical chemistry profiles on patients in addition to diagnosing the most common ailments like malaria and diarrheal diseases-It is the only lab within a 140-kilometer radius with these diagnostic capabilities.

FAME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the U.S.

$2,730

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Robert Mansfield

     

  • Phill Geissler

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jane smolens

    $100

  • Tao Tao Shao

    $50

  • Rachel Mejia

    $50

  • Lauren

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sara Kafshi Barry and Adam Barry

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Hassan Kafshi

    $50

  • CHK

    $50

  • Kamay

    $15

  • Hadi Kash

    $500

  • Jessica

    $50

  • Nicole

    $50

  • Sarah Chu

    $25

  • Sally Rankin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Aideen

    $100

  • Aideen

    $100

  • Vicki Wong

    $100

  • Reid and Sarah Brackin

    $100

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55% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Farrah Kashfipour

Amount Raised

$2,340

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Harinder Singh

Amount Raised

$340

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Hassan Kafshi

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Reid and Sarah Brackin

Reid and Sarah Brackin

DONATION: $100

Thank you for doing great things Farrah! 2 years ago

Vicki Wong

Vicki Wong

DONATION: $100

Best of luck on what will be an amazing trip!! :) 2 years ago

Aideen

Aideen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Aideen

Aideen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Go Farrah and Harinder! Climb climb climb for the good cause :) 2 years ago

Sally Rankin

Sally Rankin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sarah Chu

Sarah Chu

DONATION: $25

In tribute to Harinder Singh 2 years ago

Nicole

Nicole

DONATION: $50

Best wishes to the team!! 2 years ago

Jessica

Jessica

DONATION: $50

Always inspiring with the heights you continue to achieve! 2 years ago

Hadi Kash

Hadi Kash

DONATION: $500

In memory of Majid Yadegari 2 years ago