Dr. John Robert, the resident surgeon, has asked for the Dermatome skin grafting machine and mesher. Burn patients are quite common in Tanzania because many people prepare their meals over open fires.
We also need a new ultrasound machine. Our previous machine was 15 years old and could not be repaired. The ultrasound machine is necessary especially to determine if a C-section is necessary or if a patient is having abdominal surgery.
We are also in need of a portable X-ray machine and portable EKG machine. Both will greatly advance the diagnostic ability of the health center. They are invaluable tools for our surgeon. Smaller portable machines will allow them to be hand carried to Tanzania.