PROGRAM UPDATE: After 20 years of service in East Africa, GSC has concluded our work
there, and therefore are NO LONGER offering programs in Tanzania.
decided to leave our Tanzania web pages up so visitors to our site can
get an idea of the kind of work that we have done. Information can be
found below on best practices and lessons learned from our Tanzania
program that we've carried over to our Cambodia programs.
The Global Public Health (GPH) Program focuses on providing volunteer participants with opportunities to work with local professionals to address critical public health issues in Tanzania. GSC volunteers engage in sustainable interventions in the fields of nutrition, HIV/ AIDS prevention and food security. Participants in the GPH Program are exposed to these critical health care issues to experience and develop expertise in behavior modification and group education.
Although the health of the Tanzanian population continues to improve, Tanzania still faces a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic and a growing rate of noncommunicable diseases. In addition to HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organization has identified key health gaps that contribute to the increased mortality and morbidity still found in Tanzania, especially amongst children. These include poor sanitation and malnutrition. In response to these serious health issues, participants in GSC’s GPH Program wield an effective weapon: education.
An in-country orientation that includes technical training sessions on nutrition, HIV/ AIDS prevention and food security, lessons in the Swahili language and an introduction to Tanzanian culture, cuisine and customs.
Dates & Rates: The Global Public Health Program is offered year-round, with start dates every month. Programs range for two weeks to six months or longer. For more information, visit our Dates & Rates page.For more information on about the Global Health Program in Tanzania, go to our Tanzania Global Public Health Program page.