Nursing Placements in Tanzania | Global Medical Projects

Nursing Placements in Tanzania

The nursing projects in Tanzania are based in regional and district hospitals in Arusha in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro! The hospitals act as referral centers to other health facilities in Arusha and Manyara regions so the cases you will see will be varied.

Nursing care in Tanzania is unique and you will be working alongside teams of very dedicated and professional nurses. In most regional hospitals in Tanzania, nursing staff are trained in HIV testing and counselling. Nearly all patients admitted in these regional hospitals are tested for HIV which means that this skill set is something that every nurse in Tanzania must have.

Nurses in Tanzania also face a unique set of challenges when delivering care. Firstly, Tanzania, like many poorer countries, struggles to retain doctors so the nurse to doctor patient ratio is very different to home. Secondly, very poor resources mean different approaches are taken. For example the prescribing of drugs is a major problem for Doctors when dealing with the very poor. A patient prescribed a course of antibiotics can, in many cases, only afford to purchase a small number of pills and the chances of them completing a full course are very slim. Despite the lack of resources the medical staff are able perform and provide extensive services.

Traditional medicine is also practiced in some of the hospitals and there is active research into areas where it has been found to be effective. Local healers are still regularly consulted in Tanzania and some of their methods are known to have very good effects. It has been known that when medicines are in short supply for patients to be advised by doctors to find specific local plants and trees to make teas and follow the traditional healing methods.

Areas of nursing available:

Paediatric nursing
Adult nursing
Midwifery
Mental health nursing

Costs:

Cost in £

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
£1,195£1,295£1,395£1,545£1,695

Cost in Euros

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
1,595€1,695€1,845€2,045€2,245€

Cost in US $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
$1,895$2,095$2,295$2,595$2,795

Cost in Auz $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Au$2,390Au$2,590Au$2,790Au$3,090Au$3,390

Cost in £

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
£150£595£100 (per week)£100

Cost in Euros

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
200€800€135€ (per week)135€

Cost in US $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
$240$995$160 (per week)$160

Cost in Auz $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
Au$300Au$1,190Au$200Au$200

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