Tanzania

Stories from Tanzania

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Tanzania.

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lessons from a doctor

Since July, I have been a Peace Corps Volunteer with the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) program, working with Seed Global Health and a busy district hospital in northwestern Tanzania. My husband, David, and I moved into a cozy home recently and embraced our new adventure together. 

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love marriage and peace corps

The village where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania was poor by every standard. But oh my, did they know how to throw a great party.

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7 things I wish I'd known about being a GHSP Volunteer

In the blink of an eye, a year is over. 

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Attitude and education: The keys to successful nurse midwifery

I have been a nurse for over 40 years, but after teaching nurse midwifery this year in Tanzania, International Day of the Midwife (May 5), National Student Nurses Day (May 8) and International Nurses Day (May 12) all held a different meaning for me.

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3rd year nursing students Tanzania

As a member of the African diaspora, the idea of volunteering in Africa for one year as a Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer was very exciting for me.

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Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

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"I am a nurse because...": Baraka's story

Through interviews, Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Nursing Volunteer Hannah Bergbower highlights her extraordinary nursing students, the stories that motivate them and their insights into the future of nursing in Tanzania.

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Through interviews, Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Nursing Volunteer Hannah Bergbower highlights her extraordinary nursing students, the stories that motivate them and their insights into the future of nursing in Tanzania.

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7 things I wish I'd known about being a GHSP Volunteer

What I love about life is the story. 

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Teaching the next generation of doctors in Tanzania

On my last day at Sengerema district hospital, in true Sengerema fashion, it was busy: a hysterectomy, a fourth-degree vaginal laceration repair subsequent to domestic violence, an emergency postpartum hysterectomy, donating blood because our region’s blood banks are completely devoid of spare units and getting called immediately afterward for a seizing woman in labor.

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