Despite global concerns and efforts, this deadly disease is still epidemic in Africa.
The NGO provides care and support for individuals and families affected by life threatening diseases. This is done by offering Physical, Psychosocial, spiritual and social wellbeing through culturally appropriate services. The NGO’s Nursing home strives to accomplish this by providing competent and compassionate nursing and medical care, promoting Public Health and Human Rights community development projects.
Most clinics and hospitals only accept certified professionals in the medical/healthcare sector, or interns.
If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, there are possibilities in the hospitals in Arusha. You will also be able to work at rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship/work period working as an assistant to a doctor/healthcare professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills, and previous experience. Interns must have health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials.
Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this programme because of the potential liability risk. Job responsibilities of interns vary with education, skills, experience and qualifications. Interns measure blood pressure, temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors. Interns may also help in health camps, distribute medication, advise patients about health, nutrition and sanitation as well as counsel patients and possibly participate in the treatment of minor injuries and wounds or maintain journals.
Work is from 20-30 hours per week. On the first working day you will meet a coordinator, who will explain your role as a volunteer/intern. An individual timetable will be worked out for you based on how much time you want to commit.
Please note: the programme supervisor DOES NOT DEVELOP internships; instead you will select a particular area of interest and explore the issue further with the help of an assigned supervisor. It is up to the interns to get as much as possible out of their stay.