The Mount Meru Foundation is established.

The Mount Meru Foundation was established following a visit by Margriet van der Weel-Roem to the Mount Meru hospital in Arusha, Tanzania.

The goal of the Foundation is to contribute to improving the care for mother and child at the Mount Meru Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Above all, she wants to contribute by sharing expertise and experience in the field of ultrasound with colleagues in the hospital and local midwives.

The board of the foundation is formed by the chairman Margriet van der Weel-Roem, obstetric ultrasound, treasurer Anna Lied Poelstra-Sanders, obstetric ultrasound operator and secretary Marianne Ris, obstetric ultrasound operator.


Dr. Frida T. Mokiti, regional medical officer of the Mount Meru hospital, submits an application for the donation of a properly functioning ultrasound machine.

Start orientation ultrasound device / Website / P.R./Donations


Nancy Jongsma joins the board of the foundation as a P.R employee



Contact Philips announces that the Mount Meru Hospital is part of a revitalization program of the Tanzanian government, which is partly financed by the Dutch government.

The plan is for this project to start in mid-2016 and the Mount Meru Hospital is scheduled to receive equipment in the fall of 2016.

It is known that Meduprof, or Willem van Prooijen, will support the project with regard to implementation.

Contact is being made with Willen van Prooijen to see if we can do something for each other.

Autumn 2016

The revitalization project seems to run less smoothly. The Mount Meru Hospital is not yet equipped with an ultrasound device.

Meanwhile, the Foundation has found a good ultrasound device to donate to the Mount Meru hospital. Cost ultrasound with accessories are about 11,000 euros.

The Foundation collected 5000 euros in donations last year.

Marianne Ris resigns from the board. Nancy Jongsma takes over the Marianne secretariat.


Donations for the purchase of a portable ultrasound device Mindray Z6 will be collected.

The ultrasound device could be purchased in mid-2017.

August 2017

Private visit Tanzania and transfer ultrasound and transfer of knowledge.

August 2017

The Mount Meru Foundation donates the portable ultrasound device, the Mindray Z6 to Mount Meru Hospital.
Margriet van der Weel-Roem and Anna Lied Poelstra-Sanders of the Mount Meru Foundation have been able to give hands-on training sessions in collaboration with the radiologist of Mount Meru Hospital, Dr.Richard Sungura.

August 2017

Anna Lied Poelstra gives hands-on training to Johanna, a German midwife who has been working for 10 years in a small maternity clinic near Stone Town on Zanzibar.


Wanted contact with the Driving Nurses Foundation. The Driving Nurses Foundation stands for Mother and Child Care (the first 1000 days) in the rural areas around Moshi- North Tanzania.

The SDN provides a Mamabus that provides 5 villages (20,000 people) with information about nutritional advice, information about breastfeeding, sexual education, hygiene etc. The crew for the bus provides Moshi's TPC hospital. We also aim for 4 pregnancy checks per pregnancy and squads are handed out by SDN.