To the ends of the earth…and back!

Founders of FAME Medical Ltd. are in Boston/NYC

Hello friends,

Dr. Frank Artress and his wife, Susan Gustafson, founders of FAME Medical Ltd., are visiting the United States!

:: cue applause ::

This, of course means, you’ll have the opportunity to meet them and learn more about the groundbreaking work they’re doing in Tanzania.

Fundraising Soirees:

BOSTON, MA: Saturday, May 21 5:30-7:30PM

NY, NY: Tuesday, May 24: 6:00-8:00PM

Please email me directly for details on either of these events:

I look forward to seeing you there!!

Worry NOT, if you are unable to attend the fundraising soirees, you can still be involved. Simply donate to FAME online via Network for Good, send them a check, or email them to see about donating your TIME AND TALENT by spending time in Karatu and working directly with them.



As you may recall, FAME’s work has not only benefited my delicate self (I received anti malarial meds from FAME when I had malaria and have received other vital meds numerous times), but has stretched throughout Karatu and into neighboring villages and towns. Several examples include: free check-ups/physicals to the children at Shalom Orphanage Centre in December 2009; medical care (for a fee) for students from Tumaini Junior School (specifically those in Journeys of Solutions’ Child Sponsorship Program) and children from Rift Valley Children’s Fund ( Additionally, FAME does mobile clinics out to the bush, in turn bringing medical care to those who would otherwise not have access. And just to increase their services, FAME is currently building a hospital in Karatu. Truly amazing!

If you’re still on the fence, watch this video:


Tanzania faces a major shortage of medical doctors, with an average of one medical doctor for every 25,000 persons, one of the lowest doctor/person ratios in the world.  Industrialized countries have approximately one doctor for every 350 persons.   This is largely the result of trained medical professionals leaving the country in search of adequate salaries and specialty training.

Fame Compound

Including volunteer houses, the clinic and soon-to-be finished hospital

One response

  1. Duane G. Koenig MD

    I have been a volunteer Physician at FAME for 3 six month tours and can attest to the their unbelievably benevolent medical care for the people of northern Tanzania. Fantastic!!

    23/08/2012 at 09:17

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