Medicine in Tanzania for Teens
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: Arusha
- Types of placement: Hospital
- Accommodation: Host Families or Guesthouses
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
- Arrival Airport: Kilimanjaro (JRO)
- Local Languages: English & Swahili
This program allows you to learn about many different aspects of medical treatments and healthcare in Tanzania. The work will be varied and rewarding; you could be learning from local doctors in a large hospital one day and treating local Masai in a rural location the next.
You will have the chance to attend regular medical workshops and learn more about current local issues such as HIV and tropical diseases. Over the years Tanzania has tried hard to teach the younger generation about health awareness and disease prevention. During your two weeks you will be able to go to the local childcare centers and carry out fun and interactive activities with the children regarding different healthcare issues.
The group is based in Arusha and live with local host families or a guesthouse in the area. During the weekend you will get the opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery in one of Tanzania's national parks.
For those who want to do a longer stay, this project is available as a 4-week program on select dates. Those joining us on the 4-week program will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Tanzania Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.
By the last outreach everyone had gotten the hang of setting up the clinic, working the stations and getting to know the people. One family was so thankful for the help that they gave me a painting to take home with me. I now have that painting hanging in my room and whenever I look at it I remember the trip that changed my life. Read more...