Tumaini Health Center

The Project

Tumaini Health Centre is a hospital and health centre owned and run by the Sisters Of Our Lady Kilimanjaro and the congregation of the church. This hospital not only reaches the medical standards required by the government of Tanzania to be a fully functioning hospital in Arusha, it exceeds them. Their services are as follows:

  • Diagnosis
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs
  • Fully operational pre- and postnatal unit
  • Surgery department
  • Triage for accidents and emergencies for all local hospitals and clinics
  • Laboratories for blood testing and ultrasound technology

Your Work

As a volunteer at Tumaini Health Centre, your involvement in day to day jobs at the hospital will be a requirement. Depending on your level of training as a nurse or doctor, you will be supervised and assisted in all of your duties, if needed. Nothing would ever be asked of you that you are not comfortable doing, but you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and knowledge of medical care in all aspects of hospital responsibilities. When you start, you will discuss with Sister Dr Clarissa, who is in charge of the hospital, where you want to be placed and she will then plan your work accordingly. Your work hours will be from 8am until 4pm (or end of shift hours if you are in surgery), so times can vary depending on your department. If your shift does end after dark, transport will be provided to make sure you are safe. The hospital is open seven days a week, however you will only have to work Monday to Friday if not otherwise discussed. Please note, to work in the hospiral you do not need ot be a qualified nurse. You can be studying or enrolled at a nursing school institution. We also accept medical schhool students studying to become physicians, as this program can be used as an internship when level and year of stdy proof is procvided from a relevant university. The minimum volunteer commitment for this project is four weeks.

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