“Dr. Schaefer continues to bring his loving concern and expertise to Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital through miraculous surgical interventions for God’s poorest of the poor—the people and especially the suffering children of the region. The tireless training Dr. Schaefer provides to the hospital staff and surgical techniques performed to improve the quality of life for those suffering from significant medical maladies continue to be enhanced with modern technology, instruments, and supplies through invaluable funding from Kagondo St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.
“My hope and dream for the hospital is that it will be able to establish an international orthopedic school to provide unique experiences and training for students as it has already done with individuals from Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. “
Sister Anne Carlino is a member of The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis and was stationed at Bukoba Catholic Diocese from 1999-2017. She began the San Damiano Mission with sisters from the International Congregation, which has been managed by sisters from the Congregation’s Indian Province since 2007. The Mission has been instrumental in significant building, renovations and remodeling of St. Joseph Kagondo Hospital, which includes five-star rated surgical facilities.