Healthcare is and has always been at the forefront of all nations around the world and according to popular belief the status of a nation is largely determined by the health of its people, hence those countries with long life expectancies above the age of 65 years just so happen to occupy the top GDP spots unsurprisingly. The actual definition of health is “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” and hence we may sometimes be unhealthier than we realize! As health care professionals we strive to always ensure that individuals, communities and countries as a whole achieve this definition. Many challenges are ever present both in the developing and developed world and our continued partnerships will help us achieve many of the millennium development goals.
A good healthcare facility is one that not only appears to be well equipped but is manned by individuals who share this same ethos and have a single minded approach to improving on yesterday’s results. Manpower and technology must go hand in hand to prevent, detect and treat the vast array of infirmity. At Sali International Hospital we have carefully handcrafted a team of both medical and non-medical staff to cater to the varying needs of Tanzanian society and more so we recognize the room for becoming even better by continuing to invest in skilled individuals, equipment and laboratory facilities. At present we are well positioned in the sector to provide a wide array of medical services ranging from outpatient treatment of common ailments, to admission of more complex conditions, paediatric and maternal health care, common immunization schedules, general surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, radiological services including CT scanner, mammogram, Ultrasonography, Echocardiography to name a few. A well versed 24 hr laboratory service is also essential to ensure speedy interpretation of results that can guide management.
A facility is incomplete without nursing care and we ensure that we have well trained and readily available nurses who do their best to cater to a patients every needs. Hence we believe we play and will continue to play a key role in the ever changing private healthcare industry and are open 24 hours a day seven days a week to all members of society. In recent months we have been celebrating key international health days in conjunction with our counterparts across the globe such as world kidney day, world hypertension day, world blood donation day, International nursing and doctors days and we look forward to upcoming health promotion campaigns such as the breast cancer awareness celebrated in October as well as Alzheimer’s day in September, these also serve as an opportunity for individuals to come and tour our facility and learn more about each of these conditions.
We continue to make every effort to increase the awareness of the general public when it comes to health promoting activities and we do this through outreach programs and volunteer work that many of our staff members regularly get involved as recently evidenced during a free medical camp held in Kinondoni where many of our staff members sacrificed both their time and expertise to treat those who need it most. As the year progresses we shall be holding some more free medical camps at Sali International Hospital in Masaki, Dar Es Salaam where all are welcome to come and get screened and treated for ailment such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, breast cancer, cervical cancer, asthma amongst other illnesses.