Volunteers with professional credentials, as well as currently enrolled in medical and nursing school students are welcome at this hospital which specializes in natal care. The hospital is located in Moshi and approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the volunteer accommodations.

The hospital sees about 60 to 100 out patients daily.   Only maternity ward patients stay overnight.  This hospital sees about 75-80 births each month.  Pregnant patients come to the prenatal department for regular check ups before and after delivery they are being given counseling of family planning and how to take care of their baby.  There is a pediatric department in the health center where children under 5 years old are taken care. There are more than 30 child patients every day.

The hospital offers the following services; antenatal clinic, labor ward and delivery, family planning, vaccinations, out patient department and TB clinic. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am-2:00PM. Volunteers need to be pro-active in this placement. There are lots of things to do and learn but you have to actively ask and look for them.  Volunteers should expect the slow working rhythm and the total absence of timetables, which is common in Africa. The most common diseases are malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea and vomiting, skin diseases.  Volunteers may be involved with giving vaccinations, taking blood samples, assisting in deliveries and in providing health checks. Home visits may be part of the volunteer experience also.  * Green or white medical scrubs are required, or white lab jacket for daily use.

*Volunteers need a Tourist Visa to enter Tanzania (US$100) as of 2016 you can get it at the Tanzania airport. *Once in the country all volunteers must apply for a “Volunteer Permit” is US$250. All participants in the Tanzania program must secure a permit to volunteer.

** Hospital administration fee of $70 per month is added for all medical placements

Volunteer Opportunities: Maternity Programs

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Kilimanjaro (Code: JRO)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist Visa and Volunteer Permit
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: KLM, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian and Qatar
  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Hostel in Moshi, shared accommodations/bath
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch box and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Tanzania.  Entry Visa. Volunteer Permit. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Swahili lessons (US$8 per hour)

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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