Med Students Team #HowardMed

COUNTRY: Tanzania

ARRIVAL: June 10, 2017
DEPARTURE: June 23, 2017
DURATION: 14 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Moshi
DEPARTURE CITY:
COST: $2095

Just 1 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Team #HowardMed will be working in developing communities in Tanzania to provide medical 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!

Med Students Teams

ISL’s medical teams provide medical care and public health education in partnership with local community agencies. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our medical teams work in field clinics assessing patient needs and treating acute conditions. Volunteers have the opportunity to provide valuable services in developing communities, while increasing their own cultural competency skills.


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 local, licensed medical professionals, 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.

Itinerary

Team: #Howard Med

TANZ061017MED

Tanzania14 days

This itinerary is subject to change

Goal: To learn about global health issues, provide acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Tanzania culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

 

Day 1

Meet the ISL staff at the Kilimanjaro international airport; settle into Stella Maris lodge located 45 to 50 minutes from the airport and 6 miles from Moshi town. The lodge is a non-profit organization that runs several primary schools/kindergartens for children in need from the area; one of which is located next door the lodging.

Discuss tomorrow’s agenda and the itinerary of the trip.

Dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 2

Morning: “Welcome to Tanzania” Orientation

Afternoon: Professional Orientation led by a Tanzanian physician (practice taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage); Swahili Class.

Evening: Cultural activity: Learn a little bit more about Tanzania; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 3

Morning/Afternoon: House Visits in Sadala chini (Masai Area). This community is located 50 minutes from the hotel. (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community letting them know that we are providing free health care, assessing living conditions and selecting people with acute problems that can be treated in our clinics. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and acute childhood illnesses. This will allow volunteers to also correlate lifestyle with disease.)

Evening: Swahili class. Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 4

Morning/Afternoon: Set up field clinic. Hold a community Clinic in Sadala chini. Volunteers work in small groups and rotate performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate under the supervision of a local professional)

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 5

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic in Sadala chini. Local physician‘s talk on Medical programs in Tanzania.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 6

Morning: Visit Aman children center located 20 minutes from the hotel. We are kindly requesting volunteers to bring soccer balls, toys, school supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste for the children of this center. Have fun activities to do with them.

Afternoon: Moshi city tour. Volunteers will have time to buy souvenirs, visit the local market and a coffee plantation and see how the coffee beans are processed.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 7

Morning/Afternoon: Health Fair at a village under the slope of mountain Kilimanjaro located 1 hour from the hotel.

Evening: Cooking class, at Stella Maris lodge. Learn how to prepare a local dish. Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 8

Recreation day at Tarangire National park located in the Manyara Region, it takes 3 hours’ drive from the hotel. This park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania with an area of 1,100mi2 and has big groups of elephants, Zebra, giraffe etc.

Breakfast provided by ISL; lunch & dinner paid by volunteer

 

Day 9

Morning/Afternoon: Visit the Kibosho Hospital. Volunteers will tour of the hospital.

Evening: Dinner out; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 10

Morning/Afternoon: House visits in Mkombole village community located 1 hour from the hotel.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by ISL

 

Day 11

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic in Mkombole Village

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 12

Morning: Community Clinic in Mkombole village.

Afternoon: Share with the community. Volunteers will prepare activities to perform with children of the Stella Maris School.

Evening: Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Breakfast & lunch provided by ISL; dinner paid by volunteers

 

Day 13

Recreation day at Materuni waterfalls located 1 hour drive from the hotel. Cost per volunteer is $25.

Breakfast provided by ISL; lunch & dinner paid by volunteer

 

Day 14

Depart: