240 bed rural distrcit hospital doing orthopaedics, rehabilitation, ophthalmology, surgery.
The Barthimee Medical Hospital was founded in 1998 as a base of operations for rural medical work. It is a 103 bed hospital with a focus on maternal and child health and surgery. Currently has out patient, in patient OBGYN, surgery,dental and pediatrics plus community health.
During placements of 6 weeks minimum, students will be involved in a variety of areas, especially with a focus on maternal and child health and surgery. French required.
The Good Shepherd Mission Hospital provides health care to the Lubombo Region on the eastern border of Swaziland, in Siteki. This 125-bed rural hospital is managed by the Catholic Diocese in partnership with the Ministry of Health. The 15 doctors, in various specialties, allow students extensive patient contact and procedures, with assistance. With the strong Community Health emphasis, Students help at a remote community clinic, and visit with the Home Based Care team. Medical Students may also give tutorship to nursing students.
The Ophthalmology department is well known in the region and attracts patients from neighbouring countries. This unit facilitates the elective administration, yet students may rotate in the disciplines of their choice. The weekly student academic meeting focuses on the cultural context of Medicine. Hospital staff are from all denominations and students will experience faith in action in the practice of medicine. This is a friendly and caring hospital community, set in a malaria-free and safe area, where English is spoken.
Accommodation is either in the hospital or at a nearby farm. Opportunities for Christian outreach are extensive, as this also serves as a base for several Christian NGO's. Students may benefit from extra-curricular involvement in these NGO's: Development work, Women's projects, Agriculture and Orphan care. Students are invited to fellowship with Christian clinicians and families at the weekly evangelical bible study, in a home. For those not exploring the countryside on weekends, there's a large choice of churches to attend. With up to 5 Medical students at a time, both local (South African) and International, there is almost always good company!
Medical students of any clinical stage are welcome to apply for electives of at least 4 weeks, but senior students are given first option. Consideration is also given to senior Nursing and Para-Medical students. Pre-clinical students who are passionate about rural medicine may apply. Research or Audit projects are encouraged.
Mvumi Hospital is a church hospital situated in the village of Mvumi Mission in Central Tanzania and is run under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika. The hospital provides health care for the population of Dodoma Rural District. The hospital has about 280 beds where it provides care for all aspects of health care from malaria treatment and prevention to obstetric, gynaecology and eye services. In addition to its role in primary health care the hospital is also an important training institution providing training for nurses, midwives, clinical officers, laboratory technicians, and ophthalmic nurses and assistants.
CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda (CURE Uganda) located in Mbale, Uganda is a specialty teaching hospital that treats the neurosurgical needs of children, with an emphasis on hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, spina bifida, epilepsy and brain tumors. Since it opened in 2000, more than 8,900 surgeries have been performed at the CURE Uganda hospital. This life-saving care is available nowhere else in Uganda and is available to all, regardless of ability to pay.
Via Cure International
Hospice Africa Uganda demonstrates a culturally appropriate and affordable hospice model for Africa, with a mission to assist other initiatives in Sub Saharan Africa through service, training, research and networking. Most of the care is home-based but there is also out-patient work. The Hospice cares for 1,500 patients from three sites, Kampala (urban), Mbarara (semi rural) and Hoima (rural) with a mixture of clinics and home visits.
Students can experience holistic palliative care. There are also opportunities to attend training programmes and case conferences.
At the invitation of the Uganda Government, Kagando Hospital was started in 1965 by Africa Inland Mission, using an abandoned leprosy isolation unit. It is situated on the equator in the heart of Africa, at the southern end of the Rwenzori Mountains, one of the sources of the river Nile. The 260 bed general hospital serves a very poor rural population under the Church of Uganda. They seek to share the Christian gospel by showing compassion and competence in word and deed.
This is a Christian Hospital that serves those of all faiths, and none. It is a fee paying hospital, but no one has been turned away through reasons of poverty. It is a distant rural hospital, but well known throughout Uganda. The hospital is situated in south-west Uganda, between Kabale and Rukungiri. It is in the Kigezi highlands and is about 5,300 feet above sea level.
Kisiizi runs the oldest community health insurance scheme in Uganda and currently has over 38,000 beneficiaries in over 200 community groups. Kisiizi is the only hospital in Uganda in the first wave of the WHO African Partnerships for Patient Safety. Unusually Kisiizi provides in-patient mental health services.
Placements of 6 weeks minimum - students can get involved in a wide range of specialities including community and outreach clinics and HIV counselling. see www.kisiizihospital.org.ug
Kitovu Health Care Complex, known as St. Joseph’s, is located near Masaka, Uganda, about 140km from the capital Kampala. It is a two hundred bed private Not for Profit (PNFP) Hospital, operating under the umbrella organization of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB). Kitovu is a general hospital with some specialized services such as Obstetrics/Gynecology, Paediatrics, Surgery and Obstetric Fistula Repair and prevention offering a 24-hour-service. Besides pastoral care, the complex is also home to several intern and outreach programs, such as a laboratory training school or HIV/AIDS-programmes.
Students can engage in ward rounds, community outreach programmes, theatre and also weekly medical education sessions.
Kiwoko Hospital employs over 300 staff and serves a population of 500,000 people. In addition to the medical/nursing personnel, the hospital has an extensive community and education department and being in a rural location, also employs many local builders/tradesmen/drivers etc.
Placements of 6 weeks minimum - students get the opportunity to rotate through different clinical specialities including community placement.
Rugarama Hospital is a private not-for-profit Hospital founded by the Church of Uganda (Anglican). It now has a busy out-patient department and more than 77 in-patient beds in the following wards: men, women, maternity, children, eyes, and isolation. It is registered as an NGO Hospital with the Ministry of Health, and affiliated to the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. There are 52 medical staff and 35 support staff.
Students can participate in ward work, community outreach and assist in theatre.
Rushere Community Hospital is a Christian hospital in the Kiruhara District of Uganda, not far from Mbarara and the Equator.
Students can participate in a variety of activities including ward work, community outreach assisting in theatre.
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An opportunity to assist the team working amongst the Karimojong people, by gaining experience working in a rural Ugandan setting working in the Health Centres, and joining the team in various ministries amongst the rural communities.
Available via AIM
Beit CURE Zambia is one of the few hospitals of in Zambia is able to adequately address the surgical needs of the disabled children in the country. The hospital houses 45 patient beds in the children's ward and 16 beds in the private patients ward. The hospital also has a chapel and spiritual center, three operating theaters, an outpatient clinic, an administrative building and a general services building. The hospital is a pediatric surgical hospital with a focus on orthopedics, neurosurgery, ENT & Audiology.
Students can shadow surgeons during surgery, participate in ward rounds and assist in community outreach.
Chikankata Salvation Army hospital is a part of Chikankata Mission, home to more than 3000 people and situated 31 km from the tar road on the edge of the Zambezi valley, 125km south of Lusaka. It is surrounded by hills and traditional village settlements. Chikankata services a catchment population of over 90,000 people, nearly all living in remote areas of the Southern Province.
Via Salvation Army
Mtendere Mission Hospital started as a small Rural Health Centre in 1964. It has grown over the years up to the current covered area of 5,460 square meters and 145 bed capacity. The Hospital offers an extensive range of in-patient and out-patient diagnostic and treatment services including Laboratory, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Radiology, Operating Theater, Dental Care, Mother and Child Health, Public Health Services, Pharmacy.
Mukinge Hospital is a referral hospital with more than 200 beds for a wide area of Zambia's northwest province.
St Francis' is a 350-bed hospital in rural Zambia, providing medical and surgical care to the people of Katete District (population 200,000), as well as accepting referrals from the whole of Eastern Province (population 1.5 million).
Placements of 6 weeks minimum - Students can participate in ward rounds, HIV clinics and in theatre.
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St Luke's Hospital is a rural hospital with 100 beds. It is designated district hospital of Chongwe district in Lusaka provinc. It focuses specifically on maternal health and promotion of medical personnel with focus on rural health development.
Placements of 8 weeks minimum -Students can participate in ward work, community outreach, theatre and labour room.
Howard Hospital is a Salvation Army facility situated in the Chiweshe communal land of Zimbabwe. Eighty kilometers north of the capital Harare, the hospital is the referral centre for the Mazowe district of Mashonaland Central Province and has a catchment population greater than 250,000 people. The mobile clinic reaches communities as far as 100 kilometres from the hospital, providing an immunization program, paediatric and obstetric care, and family planning.
Via Salvation Army
Txhlelanyemba Hospital is located 157 km south of Bulawayo near South Africa and Botswana. Tshelanyemba offers HIV testing and counselling, community outreach and education, support groups for those living with HIV/AIDS and the training of home-based care volunteers and community-based peer volunteers.
Via Salvation Army