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€255 Raised
€250 My goal
102% Reached

From august 2022 I will help in the hospital in Dodoma, Tanzania during a period of two months. This internship is called a tropical internship, during which I will work in the Dodoma Regional Referral hospital. I have chosen to do this study activity because I want to explore the world of tropical medicine. Tanzania is a country that faces great challenges, including poverty, bad infrastructure, low level of education and severe diseases. Per 100.000 citizens are 6 doctors available, which is far below the WHO-recommendations. This means every medical help from other people is greatly valued. Furthermore, I am looking forward to getting to know Tanzania as a country, it's culture and the beautiful nature. I am certain this internship will help me to become a better doctor. It will be challenging, but I am very eager to learn more about the different ways medicine is practiced, regarding the culture, ethics, resources and organization of a hospital in Tanzania. I think it will be challenging to deliver care with less available resources compared to the Netherlands. On the other hand, that will force me to improve my clinical reasoning and contact with patients, which makes it an educational and possible life changing experience. I think it is important to obtain a perspective of medicine on an international level. The University of Groningen is willing to partially fund me if I also initiate a crowdfunding. I hope with your help I can reach the amount, thank you for your contribution!