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Nursing and Midwifery

Faculty-LedFaculty-Led | Health Science Tanzania

Module Overview

Tanzania has a population of over 50 million people.  Arusha, the capital city and economic hub of the Arusha Region, is home to several government, private and mission run hospitals, as well as dozens of clinics and dispensaries.  This module, in partnership with a number of medical facilities and NGOs, explores and observes maternal and child healthcare practices and challenges in Northern Tanzania.

Location

This module will be predominantly based in Arusha, but time will also be spent in Manyara and Ngorongoro Regions.  Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti.  Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park.  Situated in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater, the area around Karatu is perfect for exploring two of Tanzania’s gems, the Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.

The accommodation included (economic hotels and a tented camp) is very comfortable and secure, providing excellent “home away from home” bases for the program.  All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.  Hearty meals, hot showers and meeting rooms are also provided.  In our Arusha accommodation, free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Educational Outcomes

  • Observation in urban and rural pediatric and maternity medical facilities including hospitals, clinics and dispensaries
  • Interaction with an organization dedicated to reducing infant mortality due to obstetric fistula
  • Creating and delivering healthcare workshops in urban and rural communities
  • Gaining greater insight into the practice of medicine in a developing country as well as the cultural perceptions surrounding medicine and medical care
  • Understanding the medical challenges facing Tanzania’s poorest communities, especially women and children

Module Length

The minimum duration for this module is 12 days.  The maximum length is 21 days (longer modules may incorporate additional study locations).

Contributors

Sister Jane Bara

Sister Jane Bara is the Arusha City Nursing Officer and lead facilitator for this module.

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Featured Experiences

Mt. Kilimanjaro Day Hike

Known as the “Roof of Africa,” Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the African continent, standing at 5896 meters. What make it all the more impressive are its three snowy peaks, topped with glaciers that often protrude above the clouds. Immersed in local myth and culture, and with breathtaking views, few mountains can claim the grandeur of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

The Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera of an ancient volcanic explosion, teems with wildlife in all shapes and sizes. It has some of the densest populations of the “Big Five” on the planet, and is renowned for its lush and captivating scenery. As a World Heritage Site, it is one of the most appealing game drive locations in Africa.


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