In 2017 we had our first contact with Johanna Omar, a German midwife who works in Zanzibar (see Dispensary/Maternity unit Zanzibar 2017 under completed projects).

We have remained in contact ever since and we followed Johanna in her work and in her growth as an obstetric sonographer.

When Johanna's request came in 2022 for a mobile ultrasound machine for pregnancy checks in the remote care posts on Zanzibar, we were immediately prepared to take a serious look at her request and project proposal.

Before we loaned Johanna an ultrasound machine, we first offered her a hands-on ultrasound training with Regina Namumba in Tabora. Johanna was happy to take advantage of this offer and the transfer of the aircraft and training took place in November - December 2022.

In the coming period we will keep you informed about the use of the mobile ultrasound machine on Zanzibar.