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Hospitals and health care in Tanzania can be really different from what you are used to in your home country. Usually, access to healthcare will depend on a person’s income, since insurance isn’t common. It can be interesting for interns and volunteers to experience the clinical routine in a country like Tanzania since resources can be limited. The Meru District Hospital is a large governmental hospital with a capacity of 110 in-bed patients. On an average day, over 200 patients are cared for. The hospital covers all areas of modern medical care. Among others, there are wards for pediatrics, HIV & AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as eye and dental care, mental health and physiotherapy, a maternity ward and over 1,000 surgeries performed annually.