AJMA: Delivering Hope and Mobility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

June 14, 2023
Henry Jima, Asha Kijori, Edgar Achule, Maurice Rondo

Located in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Arusha Joint Medical Aid (AJMA) stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking quality prosthetic and orthotic services. Our recent visit revealed a team of dedicated professionals, devoted to improving the lives of their patients. The commitment and passion they demonstrate, despite the challenges they face, is truly inspiring. AJMA is more than just a clinic – it’s a place where lives are being transformed every day.

In our mission to improve the accessibility and quality of prosthetics and orthotics, we’ve been partnering with AJMA. The results so far have been impressive. For four years, AJMA has provided us with valuable data, shown dedication in using our components, and committed to our vision of affordable and quality patient care. Their eagerness to further improve their services was made evident during our visit when they graciously hosted us and showcased a presentation highlighting their achievements and future aspirations.

Their performance-based pay model serves as a testament to the staff’s commitment to delivering quality patient care. Their network of referrals and alliances with orthopedic hospitals around Dar es Salaam, as well as patients referred from Kenya and Zambia, attests to their growing regional influence.

In conclusion, our collaboration with AJMA is a heartening example of how dedicated teams, driven by a common vision and commitment, can make significant strides in improving patient care. The challenges they face are surmountable, and with the right support and resources, AJMA can continue to be a beacon of hope for many more in need.

The future possibilities with AJMA are promising, and we are excited about the prospect of supporting them in their journey to bring quality prosthetic and orthotic services to more people. Through the continued exchange of knowledge, resources, and mutual support, we believe AJMA will continue to evolve and set new standards in patient care.

We are proud of our partnership with AJMA and look forward to supporting them as they continue to make a difference in the lives of their patients and the wider community.

Together, we can create a future where mobility is not a privilege but a fundamental right for all. Here’s to the future of AJMA and to a world where quality prosthetic and orthotic services are accessible and affordable for everyone.

About the author

Name: Tom Williams

My passion? Ensuring no prosthetic leg goes unused. I’m dedicated to collecting, refurbishing, and sending these vital pieces of technology to our partners in Africa, where they make a world of difference. When I’m not immersed in this mission at STAND, I’m often found outdoors, embracing nature. I love long walks in any season, camping under the stars, and enjoying the serenity of the great outdoors. My evenings often involve a unique hobby – maintaining and repairing old pinball machines. This blend of precision and nostalgia keeps me engaged and always learning. This fusion of dedication to my work and my love for nature and tinkering drives me every day, both at STAND and beyond.

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