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Photograph of the cycling group who took part in the Galway Challenge in 2002 and which raised over 15,000 euro for St. Annes Hospital in Liuli.
The cyclists were:
L-R Lawrence O'Reilly, David Garrett, James Anderson, Robert Lawson, George Chambers, Hal McGuckin, David Dobson, Eddie Colton, Gordon Kellett and Eddie Greene.

USPG is an Anglican mission agency with a successful 300-year track record of enabling people to grow spiritually, to thrive physically and to have a voice in an unjust world. We do this in partnership with churches around the world, providing the resources - people, money and ideas - that they define as necessary to meet local needs.

In 2002, the Parish decided to sponsor the St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli in Tanzania Project as a result of an address given by Karin Johnson of USPG on Mission Sunday. Here is the most up-to-date report from this project.

St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli in Tanzania

Update from USPG Project 124, October 2004

St Anne’s Hospital is in a remote location on the eastern shore of Lake Malawi and serves a population of 100,000 people. The infrastructure is very limited. Many people walk for days to attend the hospital.

Communication difficulties
The hospital’s main communication link with the people of Liuli and surrounding area, is the Ambulance Land Cruiser, which is used to transport patients to and from the hospital. For all other transport needs, the hospital has to hire a car. The car is used to fetch equipment, building materials and drugs from Iringa – the nearest town. The hospital is praying for a van of its own to enable it to do these chores.

New assistant medical officer
St Anne's Hospital is pleased to welcome back C P Hinjo, this time as the new Assistant Medical Officer.

'At school I developed a desire to help sick people. I believe that God blesses the carers in this world, and, as I have devoted my life to serving Jesus, the only natural thing to do was Advanced Level Education [Tanzanian official examinations] in physics, chemistry and biology, to equip me to serve in the medical profession. I'm 31 years old now; I have been working in St Anne's Hospital for about four years. I took my ordinary diploma of medicine at Sengerama Mwamza. After that I worked in the tuberculosis and leprosy department. I enjoyed this — offering patients much-needed encouragement and love. I have recently qualified with an advanced diploma in medicine at the medical college in Mbeya.

'I am devoted to work in St Anne's Hospital, since it belongs to the Anglican church, it is in my motherland, and moreover, I can fulfil a dream I have had since a child: to serve those in need.'

In 2004, we aim to raise £22,800 for St Anne’s Hospital, Liuli. Please give generously to support this life-saving ministry.


Registered charity no. 234518

USPG Projects
157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8XA
Tel: 020 7803 3441 Fax: 020 7928 2371
e-mail: projects@uspg.org.uk
www.uspg.org.uk

USPG enables marginalised people to grow spiritually, to thrive physically and to have a voice in an unjust world. As an Anglican mission agency, we do this in partnership with churches around the world, providing the resources – people, money and ideas – that they define as necessary to meet local needs.

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