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Vacancy Medical Assistant in Hospital Tanzania. General project information Project name: Medi Trip-Medical Assistant at MIVO Project type (practical/research/policy): Hospital and Clinical Volunteering Intended for interns from following study fields: Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Care, Pharmacy, Physiology. Total project duration: 2 weeks to 12 weeks (longer periods on request) Preferred starting period: Continuous throughout the year. Preferably to start on a Monday for orientation and placement Number of students required: from 1 to groups of 4+ Project description Background of the project: Medical Internship & Volunteer Organization (MIVO) was registered in the UK in 2014, but all the projects are based in and around Arusha, Tanzania. They are growing fast and already received lots of health care professionals, sometimes coming in groups. They place volunteers at local healthcare and community facilities where they volunteer their clinical skills caring for a group of patients or locals in the community. Mainly the projects are based in hospitals, clinics and referral clinics which are all part of their network of local partners. MIVO specialises in bespoke volunteer programs for healthcare professionals and individuals passionate about making a real difference. They aim to facilitate volunteering experiences in Tanzanian healthcare facilities and within the community to create the opportunity for individuals from different countries to learn, share knowledge of best practice, discuss areas of mutual concern and exchange ideas. Problem statement: Global health is a concern amongst most nations across the world. It is important that nations begin by building understanding to share knowledge and areas of mutual concern. Goal: Share knowledge and share areas of mutual concern. Build and share skills. Create global health partners across foreign nations. Role of the intern:  To assist in medical and clinical care given to patients in need.  To observe and reflect on the differences in healthcare systems.  To build an understanding on the socio economic impact of poverty on health and well-being. Specific activities: Clinical observations, ward rounds, attending to patients in clinics, reporting, assisting nurses and doctors in basic clinical procedures, patient care. Measurable end product (report/advice/development/product): Continue to build on practical clinical skills, ability to provide more insight into the impact of poverty and socio economic factors on health. Intern requirements Intern characteristics/qualities: Resilience, self-motivated, familiar with hospital environment, goal orientated, compassionate, genuine desire to help vulnerable people Fully self funded or reimbursement for accommodation & transport: Fully self funded Other criteria/selection procedure: None Roel van Hout (MA) General/Programme Manager Let’s Go (Southern) Africa T +31 (0)6 45197822 W www.letsgoafrica.nl E roel@letsgoafrica.nl Office address: Korhoenderveld 44 5431 HH Cuijk Chamber of Commerce: 60323310 BIC: INGBNL2A • IBAN: NL23 INGB 0006 3799 75 Visit our website| Like us on Facebook Role Let’s Go Africa * Assists with all preparation and organisational support for the internship * Matches vacancy with intern’s personal and University criteria * Publishes vacancy on the online internship board of different Universities in the Netherlands * Sends intern’s CV to the partner and does personal screening of candidates * Ensures accommodation costs are transferred to accommodation owners beforehand Facilities for intern Supervision on appropriate project field: Matron/Doctor in charge/Medi Trip team Degree of supervisor: Nursing, medicine (MSc and PHD) Workspace for intern: Clinical-hospital wards Introduction and guidance during project: Full orientation, volunteer handbook provided Accommodation options: Siret Hostel

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