Hospital Description

Country: 
Lesotho
Setting: 
Rural
Number of Patient Beds: 
150
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
57%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
170
Departments/Specialties: 
General medicine
OB/GYN
Surgery
Pediatrics
Traumatology
Urology
Ophthalmology
Typical Cases: 
HIV
TB
Malnutrition
OB/GYN
Urology complications
Trauma
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical (4th year students only)
Nursing/NP
Dental
PT
OT
Public Health
Allied health (radiology, PA, nutrition)
Languages Spoken: 
Sesotho
English
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Youth programs, visit other medical facilities, village clinics (flying doctor service)
Max Number of Students: 
Maximum 3 students at a time. Students should apply 8-10 months in advance.

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Maseru, Lesotho (Moshoeshoe Intl. - MSU), via Johannesburg, South Africa (O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport - JNB)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None required
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes, for fee
Transportation Costs: 
$70 one way (Airport - Maluti)
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
1 1/2 hrs (63 miles)
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest house - bedding and kitchen provided
Cost of Housing/night: 
Approx. $10/night
Meal Plan: 
Cafeteria (vegetarian), cook for self
Cost of Meals/day: 
$70-80 per week
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Comments from Site: 
Please apply 8-10 months in advance.
Last Updated: 
May 8, 2014