Shirati Medical Mission - Fall 2018 (Nov. 15 to 29, 2018)


Departure from Canada on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Field Mission Cost: $2,820 (does not include international and domestic airfare)
Estimated Flight Costs: $2,300 - $2,500  (international + in-country flights + 15% administration fee on cost of flights) 
**Please note departure dates and flight costs are subject to change based on availability

CACHA medical missions are non-profit and 100% self-funded. The field cost to participate on a CACHA medical mission is $2,820, which is disbursed over a variety of mission-related expenses including; accommodation, food, in-country transportation, allowances for locally engaged partners, medical and logistics equipment and supplies, communications, customs, work permits in Tanzania only, medical treatments and referrals for patients, as well as CACHA overhead and management, CACHA membership fee, and helps to support many of our CACHA projects.

All donations submitted to CACHA toward payment of mission costs and plane tickets are tax deductible.  This is in line with CACHA's medical mission policy and the Canada Revenue Agency.  All donations submitted toward a participant’s flight are tax deductible. 

The approximate total cost for a medical mission in Tanzania is $5,300 ($2,820 field cost + airline ticket (international AND domestic) + 15% administration fee on actual cost of airline ticket)

Mission Co-Leads: David Beking and Jonathan Rathwell

To join this mission, please complete and send an application form, along with your CV to CACHA's Missions Coordinator at, as well as to the Mission Co-Leads, David Beking, at & Jonathan Rathwell, at

To join this mission, click here: Mission Application Form 

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well as infrastructure development. Through this partnership, we aim to provide much needed medical care to the catchment area of Rorya district, which has an estimated population of 245,000.

Location: Rorya District, Shirati, North Mara Region, Tanzania

Partners: Shirati KMT Hospital, Mennonite Church of Tanzania

Beneficiaries: By working alongside local medical staff, CACHA participants have been providing treatment to over 10,000 rural villagers for over 3 years. Through this partnership, there are also opportunities for cross-cultural medical training between mission participants and local medical staff.

Objective: To increase the impact of the health systems and to improve access and quality of medical care provided in the Mara region. Each mission aims to provide necessary care to around 4,000 patients. Beyond the medical care and training provided, our team aims to improve health literacy and implement health education programs that complement the hospital’s outreach to more remote communities.

Hospital Catchment Area: 245,000


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