high percentage of deaths in Tanzania are caused by 4 poverty-linked
groups of diseases infectious & parasitic diseases, illnesses of the
respiratory system, nutritionally related diseases and diseases of the
Our vision is to offer high-quality,
appropriate health-care to the people of Arusha. During this Medical
Internship, you will be assisting local staff and conducting treatments
according to your skills and previous education. If you are qualified to
perform surgeries, you will be able to assist our surgeons, however
even if you are not, there is plenty for you to get involved in. You
will be observing surgeries, taking blood pressure, administering
vaccinations and treatments, along with a wide range of other necessary
and important tasks.
The hospital faces challenges every
day and staff and patient care are among the biggest concerns. The
hospital is asking for interns and volunteers to help share their
knowledge and skills and work together to create effective and
appropriate healthcare to the surrounding region.
As part of this internship, you can be placed and gain experience in the following fields
Maternal and child healthcare, Gynecological services, Pediatric consultations, Ophthalmological services and outreach clinics, Dental services, In and outpatient services, Radiological services, Provision of counselling to HIV/AIDS patients as well as the provision of ARV therapy, Diabetic Clinic
Location Arusha, Tanzania
Duration Minimum 1 month, maximum 6 months
Start Dates Project is ongoing, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability
Cost $1050 / £850 for the 1st month + $820 / £650 for each month thereafter - see 'Costs' tab for further details
Benefits Medical placement in a hospital working alongside local doctors and support staff. Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities. Opportunity to experience the Tanzanian Health Sector and increase your medical speciality skills Serious Medical internship with hospital placement.
The working week runs from Monday to
Saturday. Although you are not expected to work on Saturdays, you are
more than welcome to put in extra hours.
Everyday (apart from Wednesdays and
Fridays) starts with a doctor’s handover meeting at 9 am in the Matron
office. The hospital is very flexible and encourages interns to attend
anything they are interested in. Every task at the hospital is looked
upon as being important, so if you for some reason can´t assist in
medical treatment one day, please don’t hesitate to ask for other tasks
such as doing laundry, cleaning instruments, scrub the floor etc.
Running at the hospital daily Mother and baby clinic CTC (Care and treatment clinic – HIV) Except Wednesday General Outpatients (run by clinical officers not doctors) Surgery Ward Round
Suggested additional things you can attend Pharmacy Laboratory Ultrasound department Radiology There
may be the opportunity to attend outreach sessions at rural areas;
however this will be dependent on the availability of such sessions
during your stay.
Shift Work Morning (7am-2pm), Afternoon (2pm-6pm), Evening (6pm-8pm). Outpatients Shifts 8am-230pm and 230-6pm.
Travel & Accom.
You will be met at Kilimanjaro
International airport or Arusha bus station by a project representative
and taken to start your placement.
You will be staying in a fully
serviced apartment, along with other interns and volunteers. You will
have a shared room and bathroom. Our coordinators will make sure you are
safe and comfortable and have everything you need throughout your
During weekends you can visit the
Tanzania National parks (Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
crater) or visit the many local attractions, such as the Hot springs,
Maasai village and Canoe safaris. There are many trips we can organise
Interns working at the hospital are asked to bring Lab coat, stethoscope, pen torch Notepads and stationary White dress/apron Alcohol gel, hand sanitizer Scrubs Small first aid kit Disposable items including gloves, goggles Oxford handbook of tropical medicine Mosquito net, mosquito repellent, anti-malaria tablets Phrasebook and guidebook Health and Safety The
HIV infection rate in the hospital is much higher than the Tanzanian
average of 6-7%. It is advisable to bring your own HIV PEP, however the
hospital may be able to provide help in emergencies. Local preventative
practices may differ from those experienced at home, so ensure you carry
everything you will require to reduce the risk of infection. The
hepatitis risk is low.
Drugs are readily available at local
pharmacies if you get ill, however it is advised to bring sufficient
amounts of common things such as loperamide, oral rehydration and any
other regular medicines. General Requirements Min age 18 - Max age 80 Minimum 1 month commitment - 30+ hours a week, 6 days a week. Enthusiasm and interest to work in Medicine - You must be studying medicine or have relevant qualifications Good English skills Full travel & medical insurance Necessary vaccinations Necessary flights & visas
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro!
This classic Tanzania trek is the
most popular route to Mt Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by
mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. We hike along the
most direct path to the summit of Kilimanjaro and cover the trail in
just five days, with the help of experienced guides and porters. Hike
through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar
landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa's highest peak. The
panoramic views from the top of Mt Kilimanjaro must be seen to be
believed. Spot monkeys hiding in tropical rainforest Visit Marangu and explore the lush tropical surroundings Travel with a group of experienced guides and porters Walk through surreal hanging moss forests and moonscapes Hike Kilimanjaro's climactic last stretch by lamplight Trek to Africa's highest point Experience an incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro Gaze over the vast plains of Tanzania
Day 1 Marangu Welcome
to Tanzania. Travel to Marangu and admire the cloud-covered summit of
the upcoming challenge - Mt Kilimanjaro. Perhaps get warmed up for the
trek with a walk around the hotel's sprawling tropical gardens.
Day 2 Mandara Hut Start
the Kilimanjaro trekking adventure by getting to know the team of
guides and porters. Set off with a hike through lush rainforest and spot
monkeys and brightly-feathered birds in the overhead canopy. From the
base at Mandara Hut, enjoy an optional walk to nearby Maundi Crater.
Day 3 Horombo Hut Get
muscles pumping on a trek to Horombo Hut. The rainforest gives way to
rolling alpine meadows and the path crosses several ravines before
reaching the hut. Spend the night in the shadow of the twin snow-tipped
peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi.
Day 4 Kibo Hut Heading
higher towards the peak of Kilimanjaro, hike up progressively more
rugged and rocky terrain and notice the air start to thin. Skirt the
stark moonscape of the Saddle to reach Kibo Hut.
Day 5 Uhuru Peak/Summit Close
to midnight, wake and enjoy a cup of tea before zigzagging up a scree
slope by lamplight. Arrive at Gilman's Point in time to rest tired legs
and watch the sun rise from behind Mawenzi Peak. Continue the final trek
upwards and pass along the rim of a crater to reach the highest point
in Africa. At 5,896m, the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro offers simply
unforgettable views of the crater, the ice fields and the distant East
Days 6-7 Marangu Descend
through alpine meadows and lush rainforests to Marangu and celebrate
the end of a memorable Kilimanjaro trek with a warm, hearty meal and a
well-earned hot shower or relaxing bath.
Accommodation 8Hotel (2 nts) Mountain hut (4 nts)
What's Included An
experienced regional tour guide plus the services of local guides at
some sites. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees
What's Not Included International
flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes,
visas, meals, all optional tours or activities during your free time,
transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items
of a personal nature.
From £1195 (approx. $2000 USD) for 7 days trip. Exact price available upon request.
$ USD £ GBP* Total Fees - 1st month $1050 £850 Additional months $820 £650 Currency conversions are approximate. All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
Project Fee includes all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
What's not included
Flights, insurance, visas ($200 USD) and vaccinations.
Full support will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
We offer premium Pre-departure
Support throughout your placement for an extra fee of £395 / $550. We
will help you with everything you need for your trip, from start to
finish. We will ensure you have your flights, visas, vaccinations,
essential items and everything else needed to make your trip safe,
smooth and successful.
We also offer additional 24/7
Emergency Support for an extra fee - £195 / $300. In addition to the
support provided by the in-country coordinator, you will have access to a
phone number that you or your family can ring at any time of day -
seven days a week. We will assist in any way we can to resolve any
emergency situations, offering you and your family peace of mind.
If you want Full Premium Support, you can purchase both of these together for a discounted fee of £495 / $650. Industry Hospital & Health Care, Health, Wellness and Fitness, and Higher Education Employment type Volunteer Experience Not Applicable Job function Education,Training