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Support Health Centers in Arusha

Organisation: Projects Overland

Country: Tanzania

Type: Humanitarian & Community Development, Medical & Health Care

Mount Meru Hospital

The history of Mt. Meru Hospital goes back to the First World War when it was initially established as a camp for treating casualties of the war. 

At present the hospital has a capacity of 450 beds and several clinical departments which include internal medicine, surgical, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, radiology, pathology, mental health, anesthesia, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

The hospital is very busy serving more than 200 patients per day. Joining this project will surely develop your medical skills, no matter which specification.

Ngarenaro Health Centre

Ngarenaro Health Centre originally started as a women’s health centre. Currently it is an exclusively women’s reproductive health centre located in the city centre and occupies 8 doctors, 40 nurses, a laboratory service, an outpatient department, a maternity and children clinic and a labor ward.

Because of the high number of patients, the centre is very busy and can hardly meet the demands for its services, which include comprehensive breastfeeding, antenatal care and pregnancy, prevention of mother to child transmission, care treatment and counseling for HIV positive mothers, delivery, early infant diagnosis, family planning, general maternity, counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS. 

Themi Hospital

Themi Health Centre started in 1994 and today occupies one assistant medical officer, four clinical officers and 27 nurses. It has an outpatient department, laboratory, labor ward, a children clinic and offers various services concerning family planning, maternity, antenatal care, pregnancy and delivery. Also counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS and TB are carried out.

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  • Support Health Centers in Arusha

    Project Overland offers medical placement opportunities to those wishing to spend time in medical facilities in the Arusha. Interested volunteers must be enrolled in school and actively studying in the field of medicine or possess certification of successful completion. Whether you have completed your studies and want to contribute your time to a medical facility in our area, study abroad, or enhance your resume with this experience of a lifetime, we are here to support you!

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