There are many ways to contribute to the communities in and around Arusha. Working with an organisation in Arusha offers volunteers an opportunity to help in local hospitals.
The hospital’s we work with range from small clinics and dispensary’s with little resources to big hospitals that accommodate any type of ailment. We try our best to accommodate any request you may have (such as – dental, maternity, optometry etc.) and place you somewhere accordingly. This does, however, depend on availability of hospitals. It should also be noted that unless you are a qualified doctor or nurse, you should expect to be mostly observing and it is, in fact, not legal by Tanzanian law for volunteers to take part in procedures.
Ngarenaro Health Centre
Located in the city centre, just 3 km from the volunteer house, this busy clinic cares for pregnant women and their babies from Arusha municipal and the surrounding areas. The clinic accepts volunteers who are medical professionals or medical students. Volunteers will have to submit their CVs and state their experience prior to arrival in the country. Volunteers have done a variety of jobs at this clinic, but the main tasks centre around assisting local nurses in the labour room, giving vaccinations to newborns, general cleaning in the ward and treating mothers and their children who come to the clinic.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
The hospital belongs to the Arusha Catholic Diocese and is a private hospital. It has in and out patient wings caring for people with various health issues ranging from malaria, HIV and AIDS to dental and eye problems. There are departments for Pediatrics Obstetrics and tropical diseases.