Hospital Description

Country: 
Tanzania
Setting: 
Rural Western Tanzania, close to Burundi border
Number of Patient Beds: 
97
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
45-60%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
60
Departments/Specialties: 
Surgery
Internal Medicine
Lab
X-ray
Pharmacy
Typical Cases: 
Malaria
Bilharzias
Goiters
Trauma
Orthopedics
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing/NP
Dental
PT
OT
Allied Health
Languages Spoken: 
English
Kiswahili
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Spiritual care, Evangelistic efforts, Campaigns, Free Med clinics, Outreach, Construction, Computer maintenance

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Kigoma airport via Dar Es Salaam International (DAR)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
4 weeks or less- tourist visa $100 at airport; 2 months - CTSA visa; longer than 3 months - residence permit
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Taxis in Dar; In Kigoma, hospital vehicle available
Transportation Costs: 
Buy connecting flight from Dar to Kigoma town
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
Kigoma to Heri Hospital- 1 hr
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest house
Cost of Housing/night: 
$3-5 per room/night
Meal Plan: 
Privately operated canteen, or may hire a cook, or cook for yourself
Cost of Meals/day: 
Approx $8-10
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Spring or Fall
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2015