Africa Camp Graz – Part 2

Notes from Africa Camp Graz 2011, 26.11.2011 in Graz. List of topics here. As there were parallel sessions I could only attend half of them.


Teeth for Africa –

“Dentist family project”, started in 2006

1 hour from Arusha, in the Kilimanjaro region (Tanzania) there was a lack of dental health care

They took all dental care and other medical equipment they could get in Austria, put it in a container and shipped it to the local dispensary in Uchira

Worked together with local people to build up dentist surgery

Taught local technician to build tooth-protheses

Surgeries initially done by specialists from Austria – 3 family members are dentists – but since October 2011 there’s a local dentist

Several sponsors – university clinic, other dentists, dental companies

Cooperation with Med-Uni Graz

  • students can have an internship in Uchira

Local dentist & technician are working together in the mean time and everyday dental care is working ok

Treatment is not for free because people have to get a salary, rent for rooms, …

  • depending on salary of patients

Supporting the project – on the homepage


ICT4D – (what to do with) IT and mobile phones in “developing countries”

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Laafi – rural hospitals in Burkina Faso –

Since 1994, 14 members, financing health projects in Burkina Faso

Costs are covered by donations and

Usually 1 hospital for an area with 10.000-20.000 people

Many duties

  • medical care in the hospital
  • awareness about hygiene in the villages
  • family planning
  • pharmacy

Burkina Faso has a national initiative to supply all areas in the country with hospitals – but there is no state budget for it; but the personnel is sent to hospitals which are built by other initiatives


  • looking for projects
  • working with village community and medical personnel
  • co-financing by the village community (20-30%)
  • local companies, local resources
  • control and evaluation on the spot
  • sticking to reliable project partners

Several projects in Burkina Faso

General medical situation very basic


  • 1/3 Laafi calendar
  • 1/3 private supporters
  • 1/3 institutional donations


Social Media for NGOs

Prezi-presentation at


Further material online

Resources at the Afrika-Camp site:

Arabian Spring – a social media revolution – Prezi:

Social Media in Africa – Prezi:

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