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Tanzania is one of the countries in Africa where inadequate health care services add up to the burden of its citizens. Due to lack of funding and hardship felt by the country, regional hospitals located in rural areas lack the necessary medical facilities as well as the shortage of staffs which will manage the load of patients arriving at the hospitals daily. Medical volunteering in Tanzania is an efficient way to apply what you have learned in school as well as exposure to the type of environment the area has to offer. In addition to that, tropical yet rare cases of diseases can be encountered in this portion of the globe.

Whether you prefer to volunteer in government-owned urban or district hospitals, Global Electives Port ensures that the participants of the tailored placement program it offers, have the flexibility to work in a primary medical division, divide your time across two disciplines or target on specialized clinics such as HIV care or outpatient psychiatrics.

Targeting on the primary health care would be a nice choice if done in a primary or rural setting. Being able to do your medical electives outside the city enables you to encounter the type of care offered to tiny communities. On the other hand, you will have a better understanding into the primary facilities accessible in the health center clinics operated by the city council. As you work with a team, you will be doing your medical shift around a variety of departments whether in an urban or a rural hospital.

In contrast, the Moshi region which is situated below Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of Africa’s most famous mountains, has also some hospitals which cater to the medical needs of the citizens in the district. Some of the clinical services provided by the hospitals encompass eye, dental, ultrasonic, physiotherapy, laboratory, general surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, maternity, dermatology, orthopedics, radiology, mother and child care as well as family planning.

Tanzania is an excellent travel destination. Doing your medical electives in the country also gives you the chance to learn more about the region’s culture and ways of the locals. Additionally, during weekends where you can have your day off, you can explore the natural wonders of the national parks available in the area as well as its game reserves.


We in GEP have partnered with several medical facilities to offer the following electives:

•Medical Technology
•Physical Therapy
•Rural Experience