Health & Special Needs

Horebu Hill Dispensary

Horebu Hill Dispensary healthcare volunteering

The Project

The Horebu Hill Dispensary was established in 2016 by Doctor Comfort Kitiwi to provide a health care service to the local Maasai community. On average over 30 patients are treated each day. The dispensary has 15 employees: four doctors, five medical attendants, three nurses/midwives, two laboratory technicians and one pharmacist.

The dispensary covers the following areas:
– internal ward
– maternity ward with prenatal care
– family planning
– minor surgeries
– HIV & AIDS counselling
– ultra sounds
– general health check ups

Horebu Hill Dispensary volunteering health
Horebu Hill Dispensary healthcare services
Horebu Hill Dispensary volunteering health lab

Your Work

Schedule

The volunteer hours begin at 8am and usually finish at 3pm. Your daily work schedule will depend on your area of specialization and on the demands of the dispensary. For all interns and volunteers an individual work plan will be discussed so that you know what your tasks are and what unit you will be active in. You will also consult with Doctor Comfort Kitiwi and other workers before beginning each work day. Lunch is provided.

Daily activities include:

– patient care
– outpatient care
– deliveries in the women’s ward
– assistance with minor operations using local anaesthetics

Experience required

Experience is required for this project, you must be either training in the medical profession, or a qualified doctor or nurse.

Location

This project is located 9kms (5.6miles) from the hostel and can be reached by public transport.

What an incredible experience! From the moment my friends and I applied to this volunteer project we had support. We had all our questions answered in a timely manner since day 1 of our application. On our arrival, we immediately felt comfortable and most importantly safe. Our hostel was always tidy due to our amazing Mamas (who are doing excellent job at keeping the hostel presentable) and were able to accommodate my friends and I’s request to be together in one room. We were guided to the town on our first day and taught us how to get around from our hostel to our volunteer project. They told us all the necessary information needed to get by. In the hostel there are other volunteers under Viva Tanzania who stay in the hostel. We definitely got along and also enhanced our first volunteer experience. Everyone gave invaluable tips! Our Volunteer project was amazing!! These ladies had so much ambition/ potential, they can go far in this world! I can confidently say all the previous and present volunteers have made am impact on them- emotionally, physically and mentally/ intellectually. On the weekends, we were able to arrange crazy fun activities which other volunteers from other projects under Viva Tanzania NGO can join. I highly recommend this project to anyone and I would definitely go back!

Maren, 26, Germany

Project price

2 weeks: 500€
3 weeks: 650€
4 weeks: 800€
Every additional week: 150€

Accommodation

You can choose between a single room or four-bed room in the hostel and a host family.

Project length

The minimum stay is two weeks. Due to visa regulations you can spend a maximum of two years as a volunteer in Tanzania.

Let your adventure to start

Book your place now

Are you interested in the project? Fill out the registration form and we will start planning your stay.
Start your volunteering experience in Tanzania and get the lifetime experience!