Founded in 2009, the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) has found new and effective ways of working in this isolated region by developing efficient models for healthcare delivery and health systems building, improving supply chains and communications capacity and promoting smart, cross-sector development. Our work has extended to disease mitigation programs, education and, for the first time, the gathering of valuable health data.

A key feature of our work is local engagement, whether it’s by collaborating with traditional healers to create a catalogue of medicinal plants (building mutual trust as well as knowledge), or by introducing local officials to their cross-border counterparts. The fact is that we have become active participants in the Lake Tanganyika Basin and are proud to be so.