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Help provide needed medical services to the Hadza people of northern Tanzania

The Hadza Need Your Help!! The Hadza are currently in dire need of basic health care. In recent years, groups of Hadza have come into increasing contact with immigrants into their region, which has raised the prevalence of several life-threatening infectious diseases. The Hadza Fund is working with local doctors and nurses to develop free, mobile, and culturally-appropriate treatment solutions to help the Hadza survive these threats.

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Lets keep our Hyper-Mobile Medical Clinic operating! The Hadza homeland is a sparsely populated savannah wilderness, and their camps are often far from any roads. The Hadza Fund, working closely with nurse Ruth Matiyas, is now conducting regular visits to remote Hadza camps, providing medical check-ups and medicine when needed, and paying for the transport and treatment of those needing more extensive care in local and regional hospitals. Under the direction of nurse Ruth, our Hyper-Mobile Medical Clinic is based out of the Askofu Hhando Health Center in Barazani, Karatu district, Tanzania. The Hadza community's support for our work is very high, and through the combined work of donors, organizers, and nurse Ruth, our team has saved several lives. The Hadza have little access to money, and thus hospital stays and medical treatment are often prohibitively expensive for them. Our current budget for operations will be depleted in July of 2013, and we hope though this fund-raiser to keep our clinic operating well into 2014. These fundraising efforts are being organized by two American anthropologists, Brian Wood and Herman Pontzer.
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