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Short Term Medical Educators Sought for Clinical Training School in Tanzania 

Christopher Ndege, a Mennonite Bishop from Tanzania, is currently studying at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, and has contacted us regarding the Kisare College of Health Sciences, in Mugumu-Serengeti, and its desire to attract physicians and nurses from the US and Canada to volunteer to teach a semester or two at the school, which is a private school run by the Tanzanian Mennonite Church.

The school has had an established two year nursing program including midwifery, and a one year program to qualify existing nurses to practice midwifery.  In 2015 they added a three year Clinical Officer’s  degree with a subsequent one year internship (equivalent to Medical Assistant). The school and its programs are registered with the Tanzanian government, and it has an affiliation with John Hopkins University to develop curriculum.  There is particular interest in training personnel to serve in remote rural areas.

Potential teachers would need to be credentialed by the Tanzanian accrediting agency, and to be conversant with the detialed curriculum, which is quite specific in terms of content and outcomes.  Interested persons unable to commit to a full semester or more might provide concentrated lectures on such topics as diabetes or hypertension.  There is no stipend for volunteer teachers but living quarters are provided.

For more information contact Christopher Ndege, at Christopher.ndege@gmail.com.

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