Mount Meru Hospital (Projects Abroad) Tanzania
This elective is organised through Projects Abroad.
Mount Meru Regional Hospital is the main government hospital for a large area of northern Tanzania serving as a second level referral centre for all district hospitals and many private hospitals within Arusha and Manyara. The cost of consultation and treatment are largely subsidised by the Tanzanian government so patients are only required to pay a small fee. In addition to the doctors and nurses, there are 17 Medical Assistants, 12 Clinical Officers and 6 Nursing Assistants.
Mount Meru Regional Hospital is equipped to provide many services that are not readily available in other hospitals. These include a comprehensive laboratory unit, a simple ICU and an excellent mental health department.