Dar es Salaam Highlights
- Big game safari in the savannah
- Diving off Zanzibar’s tropical coastline
- Hike through the beautiful Mikumi National Park
- Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets
- Lively bars and restaurants with live music
Dar es Salaam and beyond
Dar es Salaam, once a quiet fishing village, is now a teeming metropolis with African, Arabic, German and Indian influences. However, astounding natural beauty still surrounds the city. Ocean on one side and savannah on the other, Dar es Salaam promises real adventure. During your stay you’ll be able to sample Tanzanian specialty dishes in the many restaurants, peruse the bustling bazaars for local crafts, and hit the beach for cocktails under the sun. Further inland experience big game safari on some of Africa’s most beautiful savannah, or take the boat across to Zanzibar for paradise beaches and diving that’s out of this world.
home away from home
When you step off the plane you’ll be met by our friendly ground team, then ferried to our private accommodation. The property is at the center of a beautiful garden and a short walk away from a stunning beach on the Indian Ocean. You’ll have access to our private swimming pool too. Our dedicated in country teams will be there to support you throughout your stay, and make sure your experience with us is the best it can be for the duration of your internship in Tanzania. Our experienced in-house chef will prepare delicious breakfasts and dinners for you, and if you’ve got any special dietary requirements, she’ll take them into account. Finally, so you’ve got complete peace of mind, the house is guarded around the clock by highly trained security, making it the perfect base for our internships in Tanzania.
ADD-ON: Village Healthcare Experience
This unique experience offers you the chance to gain an understanding of what life is like in a remote African village. Living with a host family on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains, you’ll work in a busy local healthcare clinic. You may find yourself helping in labor and maternity wards, male and female wards or in the outpatients department. There is also a basic dental ward and HIV counseling in which you can also be involved. This is the perfect complement for all Tanzania internships. In your free time you’ll take part in many local activities. This includes cycling to the sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, volunteering in the local primary school, learning traditional drumming and dancing, and more.
I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made.
Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016Read more
I highly recommend any Work the World placement to students looking to broaden their scope and understanding of healthcare.
Tamalee Henson, University of Western Australia 2016Read more
Exposure to this has helped me to develop both clinically and emotionally
Katie Yates: A Photo Review, University of Sheffield 2016Read more
I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone considering it.
Samantha Scoggin, University of Michigan 2015Read more
You learn very quickly how to assess patients much more efficiently.
Madeline Nastaly, University of Sydney 2015Read more
Electives in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
Dentistry in Dar Es Salaam
We are connected with one of Dar es Salaam’s finest tertiary referral hospitals, within which we work closely with the busy dental department. Here you’ll be able to focus in on areas such as oral surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, preventative and community dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontology and cariology. You’ll also have the chance to observe cases that are typical in Tanzania - for example many people suffer from dental fluorosis as a result of water contamination and poor diet. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in Dar Es Salaam
Our long-standing relationships with the hospitals in Dar es Salaam provide medical students unequalled prospects in niche areas, like neurosurgery, oncology, and anesthesiology among others. Primary departments also offer the chance to observe and treat more advanced referrals. Whatever you choose to focus in on you will gain vital experience remedying things such as communicable diseases and advanced pathologies that you may have only come across in textbooks. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in Dar Es Salaam
We have excellent relationships with hospitals in Dar es Salaam, one of which is the largest tertiary referral hospital in the country. The maternity wards here are busy, and offer students the chance to work on conventional deliveries and in OBG. However the placement is not limited to these areas. There is also every opportunity to get deeply involved in areas such as neonatal intensive care, to work with mothers who are HIV positive, and more. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in Dar Es Salaam
The clinical facilities in Dar es Salaam are among the best in Tanzania. This means that nurses will be able to draw from a well of knowledge that can’t be accessed anywhere else. Focusing in on areas as specific as pediatric HIV isn’t a problem here, or if you wish to get a broader, interdepartmental understanding of nursing in Tanzania, the option to do so is there. The choice is entirely yours. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Radiology in Dar Es Salaam
Radiology students most quickly notice the lack of resource in Dar es Salaam, with particular reference to equipment, when faced with analyzing cancers. For the most part radiotherapy isn’t even offered in hospitals, meaning patients have to travel far and wide to seek care in specialist centers. This placement is one of great diversity. You’ll see an extraordinary range of cancers, fractures, trauma, road traffic accidents, tuberculosis and HIV related cases, and more. You’ll also witness a stark contrast in the procedural aspects of your field. For example patients are often treated without immobilization.
Physiotherapy in Dar es Salaam
In Dar es Salaam the biggest causes of serious and critical injury in the developing world are road traffic accidents. The standards of road safety and traffic etiquette are somewhat distinct from what you’ll be used to in the UK, and as a result many more traffic accidents tend to occur. But of course the range of ailments you see will be diverse. You’ll work with patients who have been admitted as a result of mining accidents, people who have suffered serious strokes and more. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Occupational Therapy in Dar Es Salaam
Trained professionals hailing from a number of disciplines staff the Rehabilitative Medicine Department. The department receives both inpatients and outpatients, and on average sees around 20 patients per day. The occupational therapy team is also stationed in ICU and with them you’ll have the opportunity to conduct home visits. Typical cases that the Rehabilitative Medicine Department receive include strokes, cerebral palsy, back pain, neuropathies, nerve injuries, contractures, arthritis, post eclampsia to name but a few. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
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