Medical Doctor Volunteer

Urambo District Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in Urambo and treats all medical conditions for patients.

Urambo District Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in Urambo and treats all medical conditions of patients. The medical staff at the hospital are overworked due to lack of personnel and this is especially true in the number of qualified doctors on staff. Therefore, the workload is tremendous and any doctor who can volunteer his/her services for whatever time possible would be making a great contribution to the medical care of the Tanzanian people.

Any medical doctor volunteers at this hospital would be expected to help the local doctors at the hospital with their routine duties be it on the wards, at the clinics, in the delivery room or assisting in the surgical operations of patients plus other specialized medical divisions of the hospital. The duties of any medical doctor volunteers would be similar to their responsibilities in their native country.

It would depend on their previous experience in their chosen field, their ability to adapt to the methods of care and treatment in Tanzania and the effort and time they are willing to contribute to this endeavor.

A high percentage of deaths in Tanzania are caused by four poverty-linked groups of diseases: infectious & parasitic diseases, illnesses of the respiratory system, nutritionally related diseases and diseases of the digestive system. The conditions most prevalent in Tanzania and the treatment provided would be reviewed with the local doctors so that the medical doctor volunteer would be fully aware when such conditions presented themselves.

The hospital management personnel has requested that only qualified medical doctors apply for this position and it is preferred that they have some experience in their chosen profession. The scope of knowledge that a doctor could obtain at this placement through the sharing of knowledge and experiences with the doctors of Tanzania, is unlimited. It all depends on the doctor's initiative and enthusiasm towards his/her medical contribution at this hospital.


Volunteer Tasks Required.

Consultation With Patients

A medical doctor volunteer at this placement would be expected to assist the local doctors in the consultation and diagnosis of in-patients and out-patients at the hospital. This would be a daily responsibility. The volunteer doctor would be expected to keep a record on all patients seen.

Routine Duties

A medical doctor volunteer would be expected to perform some of the routine medical duties at the hospital such as daily rounds of the wards and the treatment of said patients on these wards, as well as any necessary documentation this involved. The doctor would be assisted by staff if there were any language difficulties.

Surgical Assistance

A medical doctor volunteer would be expected to assist the local doctors during operational procedures. This is a very big hospital and surgeries are preformed every standard work day.

Delivery Room

Depending on the volunteer doctor's comfort zone and abilities he/she may be asked to assist in the hospital delivery room. It is always a very busy department at the hospital.


Medical Doctor Volunteer Laboratory Bedroom volunteer house Doctors in Operation Room. Medical Students A local Nurse and medical doctor volunteer Maternity Ward

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Education Requirements
Medical at University level
Required Documents
Cover letter, CV and Proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at YAAPHA are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:

1. Drawing and Painting with children
2. Social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting People living HIV/AIDS and Elders.( Home based Care)
3. Gym
4. Riding
5. swimming
6. Cooking . Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian Food during their free time.
7. sports.
Note: During free time a volunteer will do whenever he/she feels to do. Its not mandatory.
(For this placement some times would be needed the hospital as an emergence during night or weekends.)



What's included?
Your program fee includes:

• Airport transfers or pickup accommodation for the duration of the program
• Local accommodation, three meals a day to our volunteer houses.
• An intensive Swahili course
• The services of all in-country staff workers & office running expenses
• Travel from Moshi-Tanzania to your host project District /Region
• Emergency and evacuation fees
What’s not included?
• Tourist activities in Africa
• Visa and passport fees
• Insurance of any kind
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. A pick up person is a Project Coordinator (Peter Bundala) and Driving time is 25 minutes to the project site.


Our accommodation is in Moshi Town . All rooms are self contained with hot water.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your program fee. Food at the house is a mixture of western and African meals, so you can expect dishes like rice and beans, chicken curry, vegetable/beef burgers with chips, sausages and mash, lentils and chapatti and a variety of other dishes. Breakfast tends to be based around bread, condiments, tea, coffee and either fruit, eggs or pancakes.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Moshi/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. YAAPHA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 YAAPHA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Living Costs
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro (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.
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Moshi, Moshi, Tanzania

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