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On 8th February 2020, more than 18 elders from Kibena and Itulike villages of Ramadhani ward in Njombe town council received free Cataract surgery and treatments at TANWAT Hospital as one of the activities under Elderly Care and Support program after being diagnosed to have such problems and having poor financial capability to afford treatment costs.
Highlands Hope Umbrella, the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, and the TANWAT Company Hospital will undertake a three-year collaborative project of care, research, and advocacy focusing on the provision of hospital-based care for seniors in Njombe, Tanzania.
Highlands Hope Umbrella (HHU) has been working with McGill University on different projects since 2006. Elderly Care and Support is one of the programs that Highlands Hope Umbrella has been conducting in Njombe with the great support from Tanwat Hospital (a company hospital found in Njombe, Tanzania).
"Previously, we didn't know what was exactly our role as YPHE teacher mentors, this is a very special discussion to help strengthening the program in schools" Said one of the participants during the discussion. Njombe DC primary school teachers together with HHU project implementation team had a one day workshop discussing the ways to improve the program by defining clear roles of the teacher mentors in primary schools with Youth Peer health Educators (YPHEs)