This year, 2019, we partnered with Project C.U.R.E to fill a medical container with essential medical equipment and supplies to stock the hospital. This container had anesthesia machines, radiology machines, medical beds, boxes of equipment and so much more. These supplies will equip the hospital and doctors with what they need in order to provide a greater level of medical care, not just to the patients, but also to the local community.
There are many volunteering opportunities for every level of medical expertise and interest. As a physician, you can volunteer to work side by side with the local Tanzanian doctors to perform life-saving surgeries. Or as a nurse or medical student, you can work directly with a local physician and assist in daily activities, work in the prenatal unit or help with care on different floors where additional support is needed.
In addition, we’re working with St. Joseph’s to donate funds to build a safe-house and shelter for women that have been abused, neglected and pregnant. As a volunteer, you can help these young women with their educational needs, teaching them about pregnancy, their bodies, proper nutrition and hygiene.
If you’re interested in having a significant impact in the lives of underprivileged individuals, while getting real hands-on experience, this is the adventure for you. The staff is responsive and welcoming, and tremendously appreciative of any kind of support you’re willing to provide while you are there.