Preparations for The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Projects’ 6th trip to Arusha, Tanzania continue. This year’s team at 35 people is the largest yet with a diverse and talented collection of volunteers. The team consists of nine physicians (including 2 surgeons, a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist and anesthesiologist), seven nurses, four social workers, two laboratory personnel, one epidemiologist, one carpenter, one film maker, one administrator, three teachers and six CPSOA students.
Our Tanzanian colleagues are preparing the various venues of work for the volunteers including two hospitals, three outpatient clinics, an orphanage and a rural clinic. Activities will include HIV and general medical care, surgical specialties such as plastic, facial, burn and cleft palate repair, orthopedic surgeries, teaching symposia, laboratory tutorials, research, home based care projects and support groups and what promises to be a spectacular global friendship performance by the children of CPSOA and the children of a local Tanzanian orphanage.
The team has been meeting monthly, reviewing HIV and medical issues in sub Saharan Africa, preparing activities and projects and immersing themselves in Tanzanian culture and language. You can follow the trip and see images from past experiences in Tanzania Project News and photo gallery.