INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF TROPICAL AND HUMANITARIAN MEDICINE
WHERE: IGOGWE HOSOPITAL, TANZANIA (South-West, Mbeya District)
ORGANIZED BY: THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, TRAVEL AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, EUROPEAN UNION and THE IGOGWE HOSPITAL, TANZANIA
FOR WHO: ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN PRACTICAL AS WELL AS THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS
October 2011 - fully booked
November 2011 – fully booked
February 2012 – last free places available
DURATION: Two weeks
COURSE LANGUAGE: English
COURSE FEE: 900 USD
No payment in advance is required, the course fee, acommodation and food services are paid on arrival! (Banks and ATM machines are avilable in nearby TUKUYU and MBEYA).
A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE COURSE FEE WILL BE DONATED TO THE IGOGWE HOSPITAL FOR THE FREE TREATMENT OF THE POOR PATIENTS
WHAT WILL YOU GET:
A unique practical experience in the field of tropical medicine and humanitarian aid that will help you to prepare for the work in developing world and in humanitarian projects.
Real African experience from the real missionary hospital
Singificant part of the course fee will be used for the benefit of the poor and the ill and each participant will thus contribute to the people in need
Each participant will receive internationally recognised certificate
Selected participants can prolong their stay in Igogwe and join NGO International Humanity relief projects in Tanzania.
Friendly staff and individual teaching will make your stay in the Igogwe Hospital unforgetable.
COURSE LEADER AND MAIN TUTOR:
Associate Professor Rasti Madar, MD, PhD.
Participants of the Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Course can be accommodated directly in Igogwe Hospital for the cost of 10USD per room per night. Modest but clean rooms are just opposite the main hospital building. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. There is also a meeting room for morning and evening get-together. Number of beds is limited. Alternatively, hotel accommodation can be used in nearby TUKUYU – for further reference see eg. the Tanzania Lonely Planet guidebook.
Served in the Igogwe Hospital: breakfast – 2 USD, lunch 5 USD, dinner 5 USD (optional but recommended because of its quality and safety)
The Courses of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine will take place in Igogwe Hospital. This healt-care insitution has a long time relation with medical as well as teaching institutions from EU countries especially from Holland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. For years it has been a place for electives of Dutch medical students. The Igogwe Hospital has 154 beds and it belongs to the Christian Charity in Mbeya. Participants of all religions from all over the world are welcome.
Location: Igogwe Hospital is situated just off the main road from Mbeya to Tukuyu towards the border crossing to Malawi (Songwe River).
Education and previous experience requirements for participants: NONE
The practical experience is individually adjusted so that you get most what is possible regarding your background and experience.
1. Morning meeting, plan for the day
2. Morning lecture
3. Ward round/outpatient department/orphanage/laboratory/pharmacy
4. Field work visiting poor patients in their homes
5. Afternoon lecture
6. Summary of the day
Diseases that you will get a chance to see:
- malaria, giardiasis, amebiasis, worm infections, HIV/AIDS, TB, arthritis, genitourinary infections, leprosy, pneumonia, malnutrition, and many others
HOW TO GET THERE:
Fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam
Take a taxi tu Ubungo Bus Terminal to take a bus to Tukuyu. Recommenden bus company is SUMRY (do not take TAQWA – very old buses and unsafe driving). The cost of the ticket is around 35,000 TZS (22USD/16EUR). All buses leave main Ubungo Bus Terminal between 6 and 7 a.m. each day.
In cases you will find bus tickets to be sold out for the same day (e.g. after very early morning arrival by Turkish Airlines), take a taxi to a hotel and enjoy Dar es Salaam. Recommended taxi driver Valencio mobile phone number: +255 713 606 052 (refer to Dr. Rasti) can take you to the nice, clean and air-conditioned hotel Samaria (20,000 TZS/12.5 USD/9.50EUR for a double room with toilet and shower). Other possibilities of cheaper accommodation include: YMCA and YWCA (close to each other in a city centre). There are also more luxurious and more expensive hotels in Dar es Sallam e.g. Kempinski or Movenpick. Other possibilities include Palm Beach Hotel (not situated at the beach as its name would suggest) and Swiss Garden Hotel, the latter one with rather limited number of rooms that are often pre-booked well in advance. All can be found at the Internet or in Lonely Planet guide books. In case you encounter any problems, Valencio will help. He can also purchase a bus ticket for you in advance based on your text message from home.
Bus journey to Tukuyu is long but picturesque. You will pass through the Mikumi Natinal Park and with a bit of luck you will see girafes, elephants, antilopes, baboons and possibly other animals as well stright from your bus window. The Bus will make several stops for toilets (usualy in a bush so do not forget to bring wet hygienic tissues) and one stop for lunch. Never sit for a meal in a restaurant, bus can leave even without passengers after some 10-15 minutes. Take away meal can be eaten in a bus. This is how Tanzanian middle class travel and for you it may be one of the first real Tanzania experiences.
On arrival to Tukuyu, take a taxi to Igogwe Hospital that should cost around 20 USD. Alternatively you can ask driver to drop you off at the Kiwira that is just few kilometres from Igogwe. From there you can take a taxi again.
Tanzania touristic attractions nearby:
Besides world famous Tanzania attractions e.g. Serenghetti, Ngorongoro National Parks, island of Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro, you can also visit many nice places situated not far away fom Igogwe e.g. beautiful Lake Malawi, Mbozi meteorite (second biggest in the world), Kalambo waterfalls (second highest in Africa), lake Rukwa with plentiful of crocodiles, get a great hiking experience in Kitulo National Park or to visit Ruaha National Park on the way back to Dar es Salaam. You can also explore nearby countries Malawi or Zambia for its attractions.
Guaranteed by the internationally recognised volunteer NGO INTERNATIONAL HUMANITY www.InternationalHumanity.eu
For more information and applications contact:
International.Humanity@gmail.com or the course tutor at: email@example.com