Medicine in Tanzania

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Arusha, Tanzania
Medicine in Tanzania

This Medical project in Tanzania will offer your group the chance to see how limited medical treatment is for some patients in the country, because of their way of life and location. Your group will have the opportunity to make a real difference whilst learning about many different aspects of treatments and healthcare in Tanzania. The work is based in and around the town of Arusha, the gateway to Kilimanjaro.

Female volunteers helping a doctor to check a young Tanzanian boy’s vitals

As a group you will attend regular medical workshops to learn more about current local issues such as HIV and tropical disease. The basic medical training you learn on the workshops, such as taking vital signs, will then be used on our medical outreach programmes, where you will spend your time working alongside local doctors and nurses. This project is unique and the work involved is diverse.

Carrying out basic health checks and shadowing medical professionals are just a few of the exciting tasks your group will be involved with on this project in Tanzania. The opportunity to observe and even assist where possible with the diagnosis of patients with a local doctor is an excellent chance to really make a difference.

Female volunteers helping some Tanzanian midwives

During your stay in Tanzania, your group can live with one of our local host families, in a hotel or hostel. At the weekend your group can visit one of Tanzania’s national parks, where they will have the opportunity to see and explore the incredible scenery.

This placement is fully research, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

  • First week (Click for details)

    DAY TIME ACTIVITY

    Sunday

    Airport pick up

    Monday

    9:00am- 11:00am

    Induction

    11:00am-13:00pm

    Money Exchange/Lunch

    14:00am-16:00pm

    Hospital induction

    16:00pm-17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Tuesday

    9:00am-11:00pm

    Workshop HIV/TB

    11:00am-13:00pm

    Visit HIV clinic/TB

    13:00pm-14:00pm

    Lunch

    15:00pm-17:00pm

    Swahili workshop

    17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Wednesday

    9:00am-12:00pm

    Tropical Diseases workshop

    12:00am-13:30pm

    Lunch

    14.00pm-16:30pm

    Visit clinic for tropical diseases

    17.00pm – 18.00pm

    Drumming / dancing

    18.00pm-20:00pm

    Dinner at restaurant

    20:00pm

    Drop off

    Thursday

    9:00am-16:00pm

    Wilderness First Aid and evacuation workshop and training

    Host family packed lunch

    16:00pm-17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Friday

    9:00am-11:00am

    Dentistry workshop

    11:00am-13:30pm

    Dentistry practical

    13:30pm-15:00pm

    Lunch

    15:00pm-17:00pm

    Shopping for safari/internet

    17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Saturday

    Time to be arranged – early!

    Weekend safari trip to Tarangire National Park

    Pack lunch

    Overnight Lodge in Karatu

  • Second week (Click for details)

    DAY TIME ACTIVITY

    Sunday

    Free morning /guided hike

    17.00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Monday

    9:00am-12:00pm

    Visit family planning clinic/labour ward / mother + baby clinic

    12:00pm-13:30pm

    Lunch

    14.00pm-16:00pm

    Pre + post natal care, family planning workshop

    16:00pm 17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Tuesday

    9.00am

    Snake park tour

    Lunch

    Clinic visit + anti-venom workshop

    17.00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Wednesday

    9:00am-11:00am

    Surgery Workshop

    11:00am-13:00pm

    Surgical theatre visit

    13:00pm-14:30pm

    Lunch

    14:00pm-16:00pm

    Outreach preparation Workshop

    16:00pm:17:00pm

    Drop off

    Dinner at host family

    Thursday

    8:30am-16:30pm

    Medical Outreach at Engikarat School and community

    Pack lunch

    17:30pm-20:00pm

    Dinner at restaurant

    20:00pm

    Drop off

    Friday

    9:00am-12:00pm

    Visiting orphanage

    12:00pm-13:30pm

    Lunch

    13:30pm- 16:00pm

    Shopping at Maasai craft market

    16:00pm

    Drop off/packing

    Dinner at host family

    Saturday

    Airport drop off

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