Global health has become a compelling part of the medical training curriculum.  Physicians, nurses and other health care workers often see their roles as expanding out to other cultures for both humanitarian reasons and for professional ones.  There’s a saying that by teaching, we learn what we need to know.  Because the members of the Madaktari team stay in the country for longer periods of time, they have a unique opportunity to hone their diagnostic skills, to learn to work with fewer resources, and to be less reliant on technology.  Volunteers report that they return from their Madaktari experience with a greater sense of confidence – of pride – in the fact that they’ve utilized all of their medical training and developed an ability to adapt to challenging medical issues.

Volunteers with Madaktari experience a different culture in a hands-on, immersive way. They see a different level of need, dramatic evidence of why they are there. People are people everywhere, but in sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of volunteer efforts is measurable and gratifying. The investment in the time and energy that it takes to train others, to empower local health care workers to do better - to go farther - creates almost immediate results.

Madaktari’s goal is to harness the energy and talent that is already present in the people of Tanzania and other African countries as well as expand on this talent by teaching advanced medical expertise.  Our volunteers consist, not just of physicians and nurses and other health care workers such as ultra sound technicians, but inventors and business people – who all work to create a sustainable health care system that will live on and on in the lives of the African people long after the volunteers have gone.  It’s global health care at its best – creating a ripple effect that can continue, raising the level of health care access, not just in sub-Saharan Africa, but to other underserved countries around the world.


Opportunity: DAR ES SALAAM

We have a group of excellent doctors helping us build the capacity of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI). Our aim is to have at least one person on the ground for one week every month. This will ensure consistency of training of the cath lab team. You will be working alongside a very motivated local team and become part of an international group of highly qualified professionals.


Interested? For more information, please complete the form below, or write an email to:


Opportunity: DAR ES SALAAM

There are over 180 nurses employed by the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute. Nurses are essential for patient safety and patient experience. No hospital can function without good nurses.  We are looking for volunteers who can travel to Dar for preferably a minimum of 3 months to help us to further train the nurses, particularly ICU and Theatre nurses. Housing will be provided. 

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Madaktari Africa

PO Box 3440

Lynchburg, VA 24503

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