The Tshemba Foundation aims to increase access to health care in under-resourced communities in the northeastern region of South Africa. To further this aim, Tshemba has established a medical volunteering programme where doctors offer clinical support to patients in a public hospital and local clinics, and provide education and training to local medical staff. Volunteer doctors will experience a stimulating and challenging working environment, treat conditions and cases not usually seen in urban areas, and help leave a legacy of improved quality of care by sharing knowledge and skills with local staff who are eager to learn.
Volunteers and their partners are given accommodations in a luxurious five-star lodge situated in a “Big 5” conservation area, free of charge, where they can safely rest, relax and take in the peaceful wonders around them. Doctors who have volunteered with Tshemba say that they have been re-energized and transformed by the experience, and their passion for medicine reignited. Interested? Apply directly, or for more information contact them by email.