 43,602,796 people
(July, 2012)
 Capital: Dodoma
 Tanzanian Shilling
€1= 2137.70tzh
 Tropical Climate
 96,000 people
 90% Massai
 South East of Arusha
 Massai Tribe
 Interest in
Volunteering Abroad
 Experience of
International Nursing
 Gain Knowledge of
Tropical Diseases
 Formed our group
 Confirmed site and dates
 Flights and Insurance: USIT
 Vaccinations
 Prescription
 Lectures
 Started in
January
 Brainstormed
Ideas
 Advertisement:
Newspaper &
Radio
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Waxathon
Table Quiz
Local Concert
Donations
Hamper
5Km Walk
Race Night
Church Gate
Collection
 Group Size
 Poor Internet Connection:
Delayed Replies
 Journey Planning
 Time Constraints
 Poverty: poor housing,
dirt track roads, appearance
 Friendly people, very welcoming!
 Massai: Content with their lifestyle
 Population density
 Surprised with our
facilities
 Set up in 1980
 Divine World
Missionaries
 Private Healthcare- no
government input
 42 beds
 Outpatients
clinic
 Labour room
 Pharmacy
 Tuberculosis
 Malaria
 H.I.V and AIDS
 Mother/Baby Clinics
 Snake Bites
 Manual Vital Signs
 Dressings
 Injections
 Baby Clinics:
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assessing pregnant woman
weighing babies
inoculations
 H.I.V & AIDS testing
Unorganised
Lack of facilities
No policies/guidelines
Education
Meal routines
Lack of hygiene
 Drugs
 Personal Protective
Equipment
 Documentation
 Traditional Beliefs
 Ambulance Service
 Based in Arusha
 Flies from Simanjiro
every 2 weeks
 6 seater plane
 Antenatal
clinics
 Baby weighing
& vaccinations
 General clinic
 National Language: Kiswahili
 Tribal Language: Kimassai
 Tribal Traditions
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Marks on Cheeks
Pulling of teeth
Circumcision
Bomas
Polygamy
 Cows are sacred
 Male domination
 Food
Perfected injection technique
and manual blood pressures
 Improved non- verbal
communication skills
Learned about the Massai
culture
Broadened our nursing
knowledge dealing with tropical
diseases
 START NOW!!!
• Contact Fr. Peter Pinto
& Paddy Browne
• Fundraising ASAP
• Vaccinations
• Flights & Insurance
• Learn a few Kiswahili
words
This is a 4 week
placement
Allow 2 weeks
for travel after
placement
• Arusha Snake
Park
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Safari- Lake
Manyara,
Ngorogoro
Crater
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Zanzibar Island
Snorkelling
Spice Tour
Markets
Beautiful
Beaches
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Pack Wisely
Scrubs
Gloves
Personal first aid kit
Mosquito spray
Sunscreen
Copies of passports
Snacks
Books/ IPods/ DVDs
Unlocked phone
Toys for all the kids
Old clothes
Decided with Fr. Peter to
purchase a generator for
the health centre
Waiting on quotes from
Fr. Peter and then the
money will be released
from the SNO account
• Casey, D. (2011) International Nursing: nursing in
developed and developing countries. NUIG: Galway.
• CIA World Fact Book (2012) Online, Available at:
http://www.indexmundi.com/tanzania/demographics_profil
e.html Accessed on 13 January 2013
• Currency converter. (2013) Online, Available at:
http://www.currency.me.uk/convert/eur/tzs Accessed on
13 January 2013
• The Flying Medical Service (2010) The Flying Medical
Service. Online, Available at:
http://www.flyingmedicalservice.org/ Accessed on 13
January 2013
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