Heal Me

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founded in 2014
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High­lights

Gain valuable healthcare experience in a variety of departments whilst assisting in medical clinics and hospitals
Support community members suffering from illness and disease by accompanying local caregivers to their rural homes, and provide advice and treatment
Participate in health talks held at schools, training centers and support groups that encourage healthy lifestyle choices and preventative healthcare measures
Visit and see Africa’s most iconic wildlife on safari during your free time- rubondo and saa nane island national parks.
Experienced international and local staff members who live and work alongside you every day
Heal me is a project which aims to bring good health and well-being in Tanzania by supporting hospital and communities to deliver and ensure healthy living is improved. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

As Tanzania strives to reach middle income status, the health sector has resolved to give more attention to the quality of health services in tandem with the pursuit of universal access. At the same time, better health for the entire population has been promoted through the adoption of health in all policies. The country has made impressive gains in reducing under-five and infant mortality, through strengthening immunization services and improved preventive services for malaria and other childhood diseases. A number of new HIV cases have been also decreasing. However, Maternal Mortality is still high in Tanzania as the Millennium Development Goal, (MDG), targets were not attained.  


The Tanzania Development Vision 2025 (TDV 2025) is a document providing direction and a philosophy for long-term development. By 2025, Tanzania wants to achieve a high quality of livelihood for its citizens, peace, stability and unity, good governance, a well-educated society, and a competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits by 2025. The TDV 2025 document identifies health as one of the priority sectors contributing to a higher-quality livelihood for all Tanzanians.

Due to constraints of key components of the health system like human resources, supplies of medicines and health products, not all primary health services are of sufficient quality. In certain geographical areas, populations still live far away from health services. This has especially been problematic in terms of maternal and newborn care. The referral system does not always function as required, sometimes due to a lack of adequate transport to the next level of care or due to an inability at the referral level to provide adequate services. Health sector challenges posed by current financing levels and modalities require change to the way financial access to health care is organized, greater efforts on resource mobilization, transparency and social accountability, as well as more determined measures to strengthen the health system as a whole. To address this challenge, FEID under the project of HEAL ME, Through Health education, home based care, first Aid Courses, clinic support and so on, decided to support those actions through volunteerism.

 

FEID with the collaboration with Makoye Hospital  is looking for Whether you’re a pre-med student, Nurse, qualified professional or someone interested in healthcare, join the FEid team on this meaningful volunteer program in the heart of Tanzania. In a community where medical resources are scarce and access to healthcare limited, bring awareness and guidance to the local people. Take part in home based care, Hospitals, clinic support, health talks and HIV education workshops as you truly make an impact for those living in traditional rural villages. Want to gain practical experience in a hospital, but you’re still studying? Then this is the perfect project for you as it is offers a huge variety of exposure to medical care, so you’ll experience it.


Typical day

Morning Activities
starting from 8 : 00 Am to 2 :00 PM
Clinic Support

Volunteers have the opportunity to observe patient care being provided by local staff in Makoye Hospital in first few week then they will start attending to other public Hospitals and clinics and which are having limited medical equipment, under-staffed and overrun with patients, the assistance provided by volunteers is invaluable. Help with tasks such as taking basic vitals, and allow staff to treat the large number of patients quicker. The clinics have several departments which you may be involved in, including outpatients for adults and children, HIV and TB services, as well as the pharmacy and maternity departments.

Afternoon Activities

3 : 00 Pm to 4 : 00 Pm

Home-Based Care

Volunteers accompany local caregivers to several Geita communities and support their home-based care program. Immerse yourself in traditional Tanzanian life as you walk through the villages and visit the homes of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses. The aim is to provide comfort, educate and increase awareness as you offer medical care. Advise on the importance of treatment adherence and medication compliance to members of the community who are between clinic visits or have limited access to the clinics. Listening to patients’ stories with an empathetic ear is an invaluable way to relieve concern and offer support. Things that you may take for granted such as understanding the significance of hygiene, staying hydrated, a healthy diet and exercise is often an essential part of this healthcare service.

Health Education

Be part of the bigger picture and contribute to health talks at local schools, training centers, and support groups by discussing relevant health issues. Facilitate workshops with community members on topics such as living positively with HIV, nutrition, cervical cancer and women’s health. This form of education is vital as it provides individuals with the knowledge and ability to make healthy lifestyle choices within the context of their environment. Sharing knowledge is very powerful and the presence of volunteers is key in motivating community members

4: 00Pm to 5 :00 Pm

The really unique part of our Geita projects is that you can choose from a range of fun, engaging evening activities. Whether you’re playing to your strengths, broadening your knowledge or just trying to step out of your comfort zone, you will get to work with a range of different community members on development projects and make an even great impact on the ground. Each evening you could be involved in  Reading Club, Adult Literacy Class, Art Club, environmental initiatives or even some building activities.


Free-time activities

Adventure Activities

Geita is your ticket to adventure. Take advantage of your proximity to the great and mighty Lake victoria , as well as the other adventures

Go on Safari

Arusha and Zanzibar, Tanzania is safari country. Here, you can spot a whole lot of wildlife, do Serengeti, lake manyara, tarangire, ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro etc bushwalks or even take a boat safari to Zanzibar and have fun in the cleanest beaches in Africa. You can also go on weekend outings to the Lake Victoria ( Largest lake in Africa) 

Relax

During your stay at your “home” in Geita, you have the opportunity to play volleyball with the locals, explore the variety of restaurants and bars in town, have a “movie under the stars night”, and have fun with your group of new friends. The backpackers has beautiful big swimming pool and bar area which is a great place to relax after a hard day’s work.

Cultural Tours and Markets

Although you will be spending time in the community you will also be able to embark on a cultural tour to a local African village, giving you further insight into another way of life. You can also shop at some of the many markets and stock up on locally hand-made goods for your loved ones back home.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Safari/
Zoo
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Medicine, Health and care, counceling at university, High school, collage level
Required Documents
certificate, proof of education and Passpot.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
At least three months working in any hospital, clinic or medical center
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by FEid - Tanzania
Our project includes:
  • Accommodation throughout your entire stay at Geita, in a private section shared by our volunteers, interns and staff
  • 3 delicious meals a day cooked by chefs from the local community (weekdays only)
  • Experienced international and local staff members who live and work alongside you every day
  • A full induction, orientation and training session to ensure you can contribute sustainably
  • All necessary project equipment and resources you’ll need on the ground
  • Local Transportation.
Accommodation

Accommodation will be intern house, where interns will have the wide rooms, wide windows with plenty of light, each room will accommodate  two to three volunteer each with his or her own bed, Modern flashing toilet with bathroom, wide sitting room to accommodate six People with Television,  the kitchen inside (Volunteers will not be allowed to cook), fenced house with main gate and security guard.

Electricity will be available with clean water 24/7 , that can facilitate flashing, washing cloth and taking shower at anytime.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

in Accommodation house ,

Breakfast will be provided and dinner

Drinking water will be provided

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Depending on the time you applied and when you would love to come work with us, since we accept volunteers almost trough out the year.

All volunteers will arrive at Kilimanjaro international airport and will under go induction seminar about organization and project in general  in Arusha for three days and then they will be heading to project site which is Geita rural.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$ 900
9 weeks
$ 1,013
10 weeks
$ 1,125
11 weeks
$ 1,238
13 weeks
$ 1,463
15 weeks
$ 1,688
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,700
Average fees
$ 113 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. FEid - Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with FEid - Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Heal Me

Heal me is a project which aims to bring good health and well-being in Tanzania by supporting hospital and communities to deliver and ensure healthy living is improved.

$113/week

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