Dar es Salaam, is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Africa with a population of 5.7 million. Young people seeking employment is the main driver of population growth. The city is located on the beautiful coast of the Indian Ocean. Tourists are drawn to the white sand beaches, the history of the Island of Zanzibar, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to the north and to see the exotic animals found on safari in the game parks.
There are over 120 tribal languages spoken but Swahili is the main language spoken throughout Tanzania. The countries religious make-up includes roughly 63% Christianity, 34% Muslim, and 5% practicing other religions. Tanzania has the dubious distinction of being well known for its belief and practice of witch craft.
The Reach Tanzania Medical Clinic (RTMC) is scheduled to open in November 2023. We have a partnership with Help2Kids, a Swiss NGO. The NGO sponsors over 970 children with educational stipends as well as health insurance. Our clinic is allowed to use their buildings in exchange for us providing medical care to their beneficiaries. Profits from the medical clinic are divided to aid the work of the NGO as well as to support the ministries of Reach Tanzania (our registered mission agency).
We hope to provide high level medical care to this area of Dar es Salaam where access to healthcare is lacking. The clinic is located within a beautiful compound that has views of the Indian Ocean. There is a nursery school located within the compound and the children are the life of this place. Traditional Tanzanian breakfast and lunch will be provided daily at the clinic. The International Health Associate (Goer) will spend a great deal of time interacting with volunteers who hail from all over the world but mostly from Switzerland.
The Goer will work closely with all members of the medical team. This may include shadowing the doctor, working closely with the nurse, spending time in the laboratory, in the pharmacy and working closely with the office administrator. The position will give the Goer the opportunity to experience all aspects of the practice of medicine in a resource-limited setting.
Bachelor’s degree or higher – premed, biology, nursing
Desire to work in healthcare. Experience in health care setting is highly desirable but not required
A genuine interest in patient care
A humble learning posture
A team mentality
An entrepeneural spirit; problem solvers are cherished. How can you help to make the clinic even better?