Our location has been determined. Students will be spending two weeks August 13-26, 2023 in Arusha volunteering in healthcare settings. Participants are provided placement primarily in renowned hospital placements in and around Arusha. These hospital placements are located not very far from the volunteer accommodation and offer a variety of departments. Specialist departments such as dentistry and gynecology/obstetrics, midwifery, general wards and medicine, surgery are available. An example of placement where our participants volunteer/intern is Mount Meru hospital.
About the hospital
The history of Mt. Meru Hospital goes back to the First World War. It was probably initially established as a camp for treating casualties of that war. Over the years it gradually evolved into a hospital. A sign on the administration building mentions that the building was ordered by one Alfred de Rothschild and the fist stone was laid by a lady Rees on 11th November 1926. According to the healthcare delivery system in Tanzania, this hospital is a 2nd level referral hospital. It serves 18 other smaller district hospitals scattered all over the region. At present the hospital has a capacity of 450 beds.
There are several clinical departments:
• Internal Medicine
• Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Mental Health