Medical Placement in Tanzania
Medical Placement in Tanzania
Be part of a medical program at a local hospital in Arusha

Be part of a medical program at a local hospital in Arusha

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Conduct Tests
Conducting tests at the local hospital

Conducting tests at the local hospital

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Any given day in Arusha, the safari capital city of the country.

Any given day in Arusha, the safari capital city of the country.

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The hospital is an institution established in 1975 which is operated by a religious order in the community. It was originally a small dispensary that focused on providing medical care to expectant mothers and children. As the population grew in Arusha, the need for varied care grew as well. Over time this medical facility has grown to become the second largest hospital in Arusha with an in-patient capacity of 100 and well over 100 staff members. It now handles patients in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Maternity, Radiology, Dentistry, and Care, Treatment and Coordination activities for persons living with HIV, and a Surgical Theatre (operating room that does an average of 50-70 procedures each month).

Participants can expect to engage in a range of activities depending upon their level of skill and education as they shadow local doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals caring for persons receiving in-patient and outpatient care. This may include monitoring, observing and providing health outreach information to the community.

Participants joining this program can contribute to the hospital through by providing their knowledge and skills, and when possible, donating additional resources/supplies, which would help to bridge the financial gap and support some of the local community members.


  • Support the hospital staff with medical assistance
  • Add to your practical work experience
  • Observe the medical practices of local staff at the hospital in Arusha
  • Broaden your perspective of international medical care and treatment


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Monduli, Tanzania
You will be staying in the district of Monduli located within the Arusha region, in northeastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is an extremely popular spot for tourists to learn how the local Maasai people live as well as observe the natural environment. Numerous attractions such as Lake Manyara, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro can be found nearby and are the wonders of the region.
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Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

We will meet you at JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) or ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport) in one of these time slots:

  • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
  • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
  • Option C - Sunday: 10:00
  • Option D - Sunday: 14:00
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Monday - Friday

You will spend 6-8 hours each day assisting at the hospital with breaks and lunch in between. The day could look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Assisting with health care service provision at the local center/hospital
  • Lunch
  • Assisting with health care service provision at the local center/hospital
  • Dinner
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Local vans (dala-dala) to Arusha. Depart throughout the day. Change to taxi to arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredYes

Other Requirements

  • You must have an established medical background – studying on a pre-medical track, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field
  • Modest clothing - covering the knees and shoulders is required while working
  • Medical gloves, scrubs and masks for yourself
  • Closed-toe shoes


Meals are inspired by the local cuisine and consist of a lot of corn, rice, potatoes, and bananas. Some beef, goat meat, beans, and a few green leafy vegetables will help to add nutrients to your daily meals. There are very few dishes that will be served that are the typical western style, so please be prepared for a food adventure as well.


You will be staying in our local program center or with a host family, to provide you with a degree of basic comfort. There may be western-style toilets, but the traditional squat-style flush toilet may also be what is in use. Sometimes water will need to be heated for showers and these may be bucket style. The accommodation is on a local school campus and there is lots of green space to enjoy. We have a big garden available where you can relax during the daytime, and during clear nights, you can even star gaze at the Milky Way from here! We suggest that all participants get a local SIM card and buy a bundle to maintain personal internet access.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Medical Experience in Tanzania

Price per person$615/week
Minimum Duration1 week