Global Health Team #TANZ819GH12

COUNTRY: Tanzania

ARRIVAL: August 19, 2017
DEPARTURE: August 30, 2017
DURATION: 12 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Kilimanjaro
DEPARTURE CITY: Kilimanjaro
COST: $1995

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They 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.

Itinerary

Tanzania

Sample Global Health Itinerary

12 Day Program

 

Important Program Note:  Teams will participate in some of the following global health activities: home visits, community clinics and work with professionals, class practice for taking vitals, and school screenings/health education sessions. Therefore, time periods noted as “Global Health Activities” may refer to any of the above, to be determined based on volunteer expertise level and needs of our community at the time.

 

Optional Activities: Are available upon request.

 

Day 1:  Arrive in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, travel to housing, settle into housing, dinner and rest.

 

Day 2: Practical and Medical Orientation; Medical Swahili class.

 

Day 3:  Global Health Activities; recap information.

 

Day 4:  Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 5:  Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 6:  Global Health Activities; suture seminar

 

Day 7:  Global Health Activities; souvenir shopping in the afternoon.

 

Day 8:  Visit Kibosho Hospital; tour of Moshi.

 

Day 9:  Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 10: Visit Aman Center Ophanage; group reflection

 

Day 11: Recreation; Tarangire National Park.

 

Day 12:  Departure.