Global Health Team #BigBadBears

COUNTRY: Tanzania

ARRIVAL: December 13, 2016
DEPARTURE: December 22, 2016
DURATION: 10 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Arusha
DEPARTURE CITY:
COST: $1895
Team #BigBadBears will be working in developing communities in Tanzania to provide health services to those in need. While in Tanzania, you will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way!

Global Health Teams

ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to not only interactively observe health professionals in action, but to actively assist with important aspects of health care under careful supervision. Our holistic approach makes ISL’s global health teams ideal for students of the health professions at all education levels.


Tanzania

Located on the eastern side of Africa, Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain, deepest lake, largest inland body of water, largest game preserve, most famous national park, and most abundant movement of wildlife. In addition to its many geographical gems, Tanzania is also home to the Maasai, a semi-nomadic people who have maintained their distinctive customs and dress in spite of government efforts to force them to modernize.


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, project medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Innocent Charles Nkwande
Assistant Team Leader and Translator

Innocent Charles Nkwande, Inno as we call him, loves to interact with foreigners and practice his English. He is a Gospel singer/musician and is in charge of the choir at his church. Recently married, he has been working with ISL since 2012.

Teddy Chuwa Tanzania Country Coordinator
Teddy Chuwa
Country Coordinator

Teddy has a management degree and started as a Team Leader for Tanzania in 2012. She is full of life, loves to read books, play with her children, listen to music and help people.

Activity Information

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.