Each step forward brings you closer to your destination, no matter how far it originally is. Every effort that we make is made with our vision of a healthy Africa. We are working very hard to bring about new and modern systems in place in order to achieve a day when all kinds of healthcare can be offered at little or no cost.
Our vision is to build a community that mutually cares for each other. Everyone contributes towards the growth and wellbeing of each other. Building the RMC Community will ensure that we all can imbibe sustainable and affordable healthcare measures for one and all.
Every year in Tanzania, more than 7,000 children with congenital heart diseases and adolescents with rheumatic valvular heart diseases await open heart surgery. One in 200 children is born with a congenital heart disease and they needlessly succumb to a premature and painful death, due to unavailability of local paediatric cardiac surgery.
Regency Medical Centre in collaboration with Tanzania Heart Foundation, Lions Club of Dar-es-Salaam (Host) and The Ministry of Health, Tanzania, have helped more than 1,200 children with successful heart surgeries to date.
- Subsidized rates for Dialysis
- Cataract surgery
- Eye Glasses in collaboration with Lions Club of DSM (Host)
- Free Diabetic, Cardiac and Eye Camps in collaboration with Lions Club DSM (Host).
Born on 9th November 1940, in Mwanza, Tanzania, Late Dr. Rajni Kanabar was a third generation Indian settled in Africa.
As Medical Practitioner MBBS (Ahmedabad, India), DCH (Dublin, Ireland), Dr. Kanabar possessed an exemplary record of community service. Spanning more than three decades, he had held roles including Founder Chairman of the Regency Medical Centre, former Chairman of Mwanza Round Table, 41 Club, Lions Club of Dar es Salaam (Host), Association of Private Hospitals in Tanzania and a Founder Steering Committee Member of India Tanzania Friendship Association.
In 1979, Dr. Kanabar pioneered the ‘Tanzania Heart Babies Project’, which continues its invaluable, lifesaving work to date. Over 3,700 highly subsidized heart surgeries have been performed in India as a result of Dr. Kanabar’s successful fundraising and facilitation. He had secured financial backing and support from a huge list of national and international partners from Former First Ladies and Presidents of Tanzania and the Late Former President Dr. Abdul Kalam of India to Political Stalwarts, Diplomats, Philanthropists, Indian legendary Film Stars like Dilip Kumar, Salman Khan, Corporates, Foundations, Airlines and Student bodies. His long-standing connection and partnership with Lions Clubs International has also brought unassailable gains to the community at large.
Partnering with state-of-the-art Indian hospitals, world-class Indian surgeons and the Indian High Commission has led to countless Gratis Visas for disadvantaged Tanzanian children.
For his outstanding contribution in the field of medicine, Dr. Kanabar had received many accolades, including from the former President of Tanzania, Dr. Benjamin Mkapa, former First Lady of Zanzibar Ms Shadya Karume. He also had a long list of awards including the ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award’ from the former President of India (2010) Ms Pratibha Patil, the ‘Samaj Ratna Award ’ (2010/11) by the Tanzanian Hindu Community, and Lohana International Mahaparishad Award 2011. In 2003, he was nominated as one of the ‘Top Five Lions of the Year’ by Lions Clubs International consisting of 1.2 million Lions in 204 countries. Prior to this he had already received
- Several Lionistic awards for the Tanzania Heart Babies Project including Best Chairman (1995/96)
- Outstanding District Region Chairman (2009/10), Lion of District 411B 2009 – 2010
- Second Best Heart Babies Project by Lions Clubs International at
- South Asia,
- Middle East International Convention (ISAME Forum) in November 2015 in Ahmedabad, India.
He was a Melvin Jones Fellow and the recipient of many Appreciation Certificates from various International Presidents of the Lions Clubs International.