IMPACT Zanzibar was first formed in 2006 to take action to prevent and treat needless disability in impoverished communities in Unguja and Pemba. The team set up the country’s first ENT Unit and Hearing Aid Distribution Centre.

Programmes include:

  • A School Health Monitoring Project monitors the health of approximately 50,000 children a year.
  • Treatment and surgical camps specialise in orthopaedic/clubfoot management, ear nose and throat, dental, obstetric and gynaecological conditions.
  • A school for deaf children provides special needs education for children with hearing loss.
  • Mobile clinics provide community based screening and treatment for vulnerable men, women and children.

Community outreach action includes:

  • The installation of community water sources. 
  • A neonatal hearing screening programme.

IMPACT Zanzibar is also known as Zanzibar Outreach Programme.

Contact details:

Dr Naufal Kassim, Director