This diverse project has enormous potential to improve the level of primary health care that is provided to the rural communities in Tanzania. The project focusses on improving health care through education and awareness, as well as supporting medical treatment. Volunteers with different levels of experience and knowledge can be of great importance in assisting either in community work or within resourced medical hospitals.
On this project, you can work with two different hospitals depending on availability. One is situated in the Moshi region of Tanzania. It is a District Designated Hospital (DDH) based in the village of Singa, Kibosho East Division. The Hospital has ten departments, namely; Male, Female, Paediatric, Maternity, ante-natal, post-natal, post-surgical, dental, minor & major theatres, CTC & outpatient.
The second Hospital is located in Moshi. This is a district hospital treating approximately 150 patients each day. The Hospital has four central departments; surgical, gynaecology, paediatrics and outpatient Department. Volunteers can work in all departments. Women and children under five years old are usually treated at the Hospital for free.
Details about the project
On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, transportation will be arranged for you. You will meet our driver and be transferred by road to the volunteer Hostel at a fee of USD$40.
Details about the project
Medical Project Details
- Arrival Day – Any day
- Time – Any time
- Airport – Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Departure Day – Any Day
- Departure time – Any Time
- Min Duration – 4 Weeks
- Max Duration – No Maximum
Volunteer tasks will be dependent on experience, interests and the greatest need at the time. Below are various areas where volunteers help is needed;
Outpatient department: Receiving patients, registering patients, checking vital signs, helping Doctors take patients history and administering treatment, help in the laboratory, pharmacy, emergency department and conducting clinics in HIV, Diabetes and more
Surgical Department: Preparing patients for major and minor surgeries, assisting in theatres during surgeries, following up on patients in the wards after surgeries, performing ward rounds in the morning with the doctors and nurses
Gynaecology Department: Help in prenatal clinics, assisting in deliveries and C-Sections, aiding in post-natal clinics, performing ward rounds in the morning with the doctors and nurses
Paediatrics Department: Assist in children treatments and vaccinations. Aid in Paediatric wards, performing ward rounds in the morning with the doctors and nurses in charge
HIV care and treatment: Here, the volunteers will arrange counselling and checkups for people living with HIV
Outreach Health Services: Volunteers can conduct village health clinics with sufficient fundraising available
- Fully completed application form, medical history form & motivation form, with acceptance from the project
- Police clearance / Background check
- Basic level of competency in English
- Copy of return flight itinerary
- Medium level of fitness
Volunteers will stay in a mixture of traditional rooms and permanent luxury safari tents. There are a few double & twin rooms as well as three, four or six bed dorms. All bedding is provided.