TERRAT MEDICAL MISSION WINTER 2019 (FEBRUARY 6TH TO 23TH 2019)
JOIN A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS FOR A MISSION IN MAASAI COMMUNITY IN TERRAT TANZANIA
Dates: Feb 6th – 23rd, 2019
Mission Lead: Emilie Bordat
Field Mission Cost: $2,820 (does not include airfare)
Estimated Flight Costs: $1,800 - $2,500 (international + in-country flights + 15% administration fee on cost of flights)
**Please note departure dates and flight costs are subject to change based on availability.
Partner: Simanjiro District Council
Primary mission language: English
Objectives: Provide access to high-quality health care services, support the local health care system, contribute to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, increase community health education, etc.
Beneficiaries: 2000-2500 patients per mission
The mission will last 2 weeks and the team will consist of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, ophthalmologists, other health workers and coordinators, logisticians (non-medical workers).
We will work with local Tanzanian partners to provide quality healthcare and also on teaching secondary school students about health and puberty, with the special project “Girls to Women”
We are especially interested in keeping Maasai girls in school so that they are not available for marriage and early pregnancies, which often result in complicated pregnancies and deliveries.
Background: Terrat is in the heart of Maasailand in North-Central Tanzania, in the Simanjiro District.
CACHA partnered with the Simanjiro District Council in February 2014, to bring our first Medical Mission to Terrat. At the time, we were the first Western Medical group to be welcomed into the community. Since then, we have been working hard to build relationships with the Maasai community, the dispensary nurses and clinicians, and the local District Council. This September marks our ninth medical mission to Terrat. We are starting to see healthier patients, improved compliance with medications and greater understanding of illnesses. More importantly, the nurses and clinicians are becoming more independent, and are starting amazing initiatives to maintain and improve the health of their community.
Mission Lead: Emilie Bordat
To join this mission, please complete and send an application form, along with your CV to CACHA's Missions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as to the Mission Lead, Emilie Bordat at email@example.com
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CACHA medical missions are non-profit and self-funded by volunteers and their donors. The mission cost is disbursed over a variety of mission-related expenses including; accommodation, food, in-country transportation, allowances for locally engaged partners, medical and logistics equipment and supplies, communications, customs, medical treatments and referrals for patients, as well as CACHA overhead and management, CACHA membership fee, and helps to support many of our CACHA projects.
All donations submitted to CACHA toward payment of mission costs and plane tickets are tax deductible.
The approximate total cost for a medical mission in Tanzania is $5,160 ($2820 field cost + airline ticket + 15% administration fee on actual cost of airline ticket).