Tanzania


Volunteers are placed at six different institutions in Tanzania.

TanzaniaMuhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), a successor to the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), was established in 2007. MUHAS’ courses in basic, clinical, and allied health sciences are offered across five schools and one academic institute. The University aims to be a competent and competitive school of medicine with an international reputation in training, research and in-service provision.

Bugando Medical Centre (BMC)

Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), founded in 1971, is a consultant and teaching hospital for the western zones of Tanzania. It offers three nursing programs; a Bachelors of Nursing Education at BMC, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Education at Catholic University of Health and Allied Science (CUHAS), and a Diploma of Nursing at BMC.

Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU)

At Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), originally founded as Mikocheni International University (MIU) in 1997, students can earn degrees in medicine, nursing (Bachelor of Science or diploma), and holistic therapeutic counseling (certificate). In addition, HKMU also offers postgraduate diplomas in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and child health, and masters programs in medicine (MMed) (internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and child health), science in public health (MScPH), and social work (MSW). HKMU strives to be an exemplary private university in Tanzania that provides the highest quality education and conducts cutting edge research.

The University of Dodoma (UDOM)

The University of Dodoma (UDOM), founded in 2007, strives to excel in offering high quality training and leading in research and public services. The School of Medicine and Dentistry has a five-year Doctor of Medicine program aiming to produce medical doctors with skills and competencies that will enable them to manage and deliver preventive and curative health services efficiently.

Sengerema Designated District Hospital

Sengerema Designated District Hospital, founded in 1985, has become part of BMC’s training network through the Treat & Train program developed as a part of BMC’s work with the Touch Foundation. At the hospital, primary health care activities include, but are not limited to dental, diabetes, eye, HIV/AIDS education and counseling, maternal and child health, and physical therapy. GHSP volunteers train clinical officers (CO) and assistant medical officers (AMO) at the hospital.

Mvumi Clinical Officer Training Centre

Mvumi Hospital is the location of a government training center that offers diplomas in clinical medicine as well as certificates in clinical medicine and community health. It is located 45 km from Dodoma, in a rural, impoverished, and densely populated area with few other facilities for healthcare.


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