Who are we

The Mount Meru Foundation is committed to improving maternal and child care in Tanzania. Medical facilities are available in the big cities but not in the countryside in the often remote nature areas.

The Mount Meru Foundation has the primary goal of transferring knowledge and expertise in obstetrics and ultrasound to local doctors and obstetricians.

In addition to training, tools such as an ultrasound device are invaluable. Ultrasound is of great importance in the care of pregnant women. With an echo large problems can be detected early.

You can then refer to a hospital so that the birth can take place at the right time and place.


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High mortality

About 1 in 50 babies die in Tanzania around birth and 1 in 250 mothers die around the delivery.


Due to a lack of trained nurses, midwives and tools for making the correct diagnosis, giving birth in Tanzania is a tricky business.


Important tools for good maternity care and birth care such as a (mobile) ultrasound device are often missing.

Inspiring Board Away Day: Plenty of New Plans

On a sunny spring day in April, the board of the Mount Meru Foundation gathered for an inspiring brainstorming session about the future of our Foundation. This resulted in an ambitious five- and...

The training of midwife Jackline is bearing fruit!

In March, we were able to offer Jackline Shirima from Himo another training session with our regular trainer Regina Namumba. Jackline was very motivated to attend; she even brought her baby and nanny...

The training continues: meet Agnes and Ahmed

It's time to get acquainted with our newest trainees, Agnes Kimaro from Moshi, and Ahmed Tunda from Lushoto. We met these passionate junior sonographers during our recent trip to Tanzania and provided...

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