Hospital Description

Country: 
Chad
Setting: 
Rural
Number of Patient Beds: 
70
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
100%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
60
Departments/Specialties: 
Clinical Laboratory
Labor/Delivery
Infectious Disease
Surgery
Pediatrics
Outpatient Clinic
Typical Cases: 
Surgery (hernias, hydroceles, prostates, bladder stones, c-sections, laparotomies, amputations, lipomas, etc.)
Medical (malaria, rabies, tetanus, meningitis, cholera)
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing/NP
Dental
PT
OT
Public Health
Allied Health (Radiology, PA, Nutrition)
ALL!
Languages Spoken: 
French
Tchadian Arabic
Nangjere
Ngangbai
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English will suffice, but the lingua franca is French
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Teach English/Religion, Lead children's Sabbath School, Construction, Evangelism, Nutrition Center

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
N’Djamena, Chad (NDJ)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
Yes. $150
Transport from Airport Provided: 
No
Transportation Costs: 
$100
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
6 hours, but usually must overnight in capital
Type of Student Housing: 
Option to stay in mud hut or on compound. Hut without water/electricity
Cost of Housing/month: 
$100/month in mud hut
Cost of Housing/night: 
$5/day on compound
Meal Plan: 
If in hut, host family will provide breakfast/dinner. If on compound must provide own meals
Cost of Meals/day: 
If in hut included with housing. Lunch on own
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Any. Coolest is January, Hottest is April
Additional Fees: 
None. Meals if staying on compound
Comments from Site: 
True ends-of-the-earth bush hospital
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2015