Zanzibar Healthcare Education

If you are a qualified medical practitioner or a person interested in a career in medicine, this is the program for you in this incredible location! 

Assist in the healthcare of the residents of one of Tanzania’s most beautiful towns. Work while learning about a new culture and world! Under this program, you will be able to either contribute to the development of healthcare in Stone Town, Zanzibar, by working as a professional or by teaching basic first aid and personal hygiene methods to locals, particularly local schoolchildren.


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Program Description

Tanzania’s top priority is to eradicate public health issues through various healthcare programs. However, according to a recent report, the country is not only dealing with an estimated 56% of health care staff, but they are also unevenly distributed. As a result, you can have a meaningful stay by assisting the community with their health issues and teaching children in school about the importance of taking care of everyone’s health.

Furthermore, because this healthcare education initiative is still in its early stages, it requires the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals as well as those interested in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene.

The extremes in hygiene and health practices necessitate the need for project participants on either end of the medical spectrum. We need participants who can educate people on basic first-aid and personal hygiene, such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and general cleanliness, in addition to qualified professionals to conduct health camps and dental checkups. This contributes to the prevention of many preventable health issues and diseases.

If you are interested in education and simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join the newly established Healthcare Education Project. Medical professionals who can provide guidance on the project’s development would be extremely beneficial; however, it is not required that participants have a medical background to participate. 

As a participant in this project, you can help run healthcare campaigns in Stone Town’s schools and community, as well as actively teach the importance of basic hygiene, such as brushing teeth correctly, washing hands, and general body cleanliness. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate closely with local medical officers and health clinic doctors, which will greatly enhance your experience.

Your Roles – General Information

  • In order to participate in this program, you must be physically and mentally prepared to undertake these medical initiatives.
  • You must have an established medical backgroundstudying on a pre – medical track, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field;
  • Proficient understanding of healthcare principles.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy, and responsibility.
  • Can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing.
  • Strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • You will also need to submit your qualifications (Medical study transcripts), CV/Resume and a copy of your passport by email to the local team at least two weeks before beginning the program.

On the other hand, this is a great reminder for you that you are exploring Stone Town from the comfort of your own home, so making a difference in the lives of the community is greatly appreciated.

However, in order to make your journey meaningful, safe, and secure, you must adhere to and follow all of the stated rules and regulations. Also, keep in mind various considerations when taking the program; failure to comply may lead to your termination from the program. Again, this is, however, implemented and advised for your utmost safety while staying with us.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • To work towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.
  • Tend to the healthcare needs of the community of Stone Town, Zanzibar.
  • Gain insight into a Community healthcare Unit. 
  • Provides you with practical work experience in the medical field.



  • Breakfast
  • Orientation meeting with the Medical Officer of the Town to understand the nature of the health issues and to get a short training where you will learn what is required to be done.
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Planning and Preparations for a Week long Healthcare Educational Campaign
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Stone Town. Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care.
  • Lunch
  • Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Stone Town. Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care.
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • If you are a student or a professional, bring a hard copy to be submitted to the local team upon arrival. A Recommendation letter from the university if you are a studenta letter of good conduct, and a work permit are required.
  • Have completed the following vaccines: typhoid, tetanus, Rabies, Malaria, Hepatitis A, and Diphtheria.
  • Tanzania,is a country of mixed beliefs, including Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other conservative traditions and faiths. Therefore, modesty is the ideal, thus, wearing clothes that cover the knee and shoulders for women while shorts, trousers, and t-shirts for men  is highly advised
  • There are also a lot of physical activities, so bring comfortable working clothes and shoes so you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Older participants are required to have a medical clearance, while participants under 18 might need signed parental consent.

Additional Equipment

  • There is no further equipment required in these programs, however, you are highly advised to bring a medical or nursing kit of your preference.
  • Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulders is required while working, as are medical gloves, scrubs, and masks for yourself.
  • You can also bring with you some medical supplies.