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Mesearni Snake Park Clinic, They Save Many Lives in Tanzania

The clinic here at Meserani Snake Park treats over 15 hundred patients per month all FREE of charge. They come from far and wide.
They treat everyone from your common cold to more serious issues such as snake bite victims and serious burns. You name it they fix it.
More often than not if a patient has been sent to the local hospital regarding anything snake related, they will send the patient to the snake park clinic, it is more equipped to deal with these issues and has all the anti-venom on hand.
All the proceeds from the Maasai Cultural Museum go to fund the clinic, as well as visitors that visit the park and drink in the bar. 
At the moment there is a boy here around 15 years of age. He  was herding his cows, a buffalo charged him and caught the inside of his leg and crushed all the bones in the leg. They had to amputate his leg from the knee down. He is very lucky to be alive, they think the reason he survived, was because he had some dogs with him and they distracted the buffalo.
The snake park are in the process of getting him a prosthetic leg.
The girls and myself went to visit him the other day and took him a nice cold soda. He was ever so grateful.
While we where there the nurse showed him a video of other people around the world that have had limbs removed and how they can still lead a very active life. He was so happy after watching the video, big smiles on his face. What a brave young man.
Downstairs in the clinic is a men’s ward and a ladies ward each with it’s own en suite and Television. There is 2 exam rooms, equipped with everything you could imagine. Upstairs is a flat for volunteer doctors and nurses to stay and help in the clinic.
A lot of the medical supplies are donated from overseas which help a lot.
I’m not joking when I say they have saved many, many lives here. If your visiting the snake park at any time your more than welcome to visit the clinic. They really do a fabulous job caring for their patients. Your in good hands at the snake park!! :)
Regards
Tania Bale

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Meserani Snake Park Medical Clinic.

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Meserani Snake Park is located in Tanzania, East Africa.

The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.

Meserani Snake Park provides a free medical health clinic, with over a 1000 patients per month and rising. The clinic treats many medical emergencies, a common issue is treatment for infections and snakebites.

The clinic employs two-full time nurses. The clinic is open 24 /7, 365 days a year.

The owner operators of Meserani Snake Park Berry and Lynn Bale pay for all the salaries and medical supplies.

A physician assistant and a paramedic, both from Prineville, became friends with Wade Bale and learned about the Meserani Snake Park. They visited the facility two years’ ago and agreed with the Bales that a new clinic was needed to better serve the area, as the existing facility was much too small, not adequately supplied and too far away from the Snake Park itself. Upon returning to Central Oregon, these two, along with Wade Bale, his wife, Susan, and others who had also visited the Snake Park, formed  Mbuyu Charities. The word comes from the local dialect, meaning “Baobab,” a tree that is plentiful in the area. This tree is often called “The Tree of Life,” and it is the goal of the organization to be able to provide hope and life to people living in the Meserani region.

Thanks to generous contributors, the Bales were presented with a $4,000 gift to begin construction of a new clinic.  Since Berry Bale is also an engineer, plans were formulated and construction began quickly, using the Maasai as laborers. Nevertheless, this first influx of funds covers only about 1/3 of the total cost of construction.

The current clinic is now housing five orphans as well as caring for close to 50 patients a day. This is a project that needs to be finished, not only to provide for better and more centrally located medical care, but so that the old clinic can be transformed into an orphanage.

Mbuyu Charities sent a team of medical professional to Tanzania, please view the video.

Part 1

Part 2

The Tanzania trip was very successful, they treated over 1000 patients and one baby Elephant.

Through your support Meserani Snake Park has been able to move forward and provide the local people with a better quality of life.

Meserani Snake Park and Mbuyu Charities is greatly thankful.

Puff Adder Bite

Florian, he came here from Bukoba which is on Lake Tanganyika, about 800kms away. He had been bitten by a Puff Adder on the hand. The first picture shows the damage and his kidneys were failing. He came to visit us yesterday to bring us gifts for saving his life. The other picture is him now with Rarin, our nurse. Just great to see him doing so well with no side effects.

Fabulous job from everyone. Keep up the great work.

Tania Bale

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