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Erica Bradbury - Terrat medical mission ( Fall 2018)
Location: Terrat, Tanzania
Beneficiaries: 2000-2500 patients per mission
Objectives: Available on Request
Terrat is in the heart of Maasailand in North-Central Tanzania, in the Simanjiro District.
CACHA partnered with the Simanjiro District Council in February 2014, to bring our first Medical Mission to Terrat. At the time, we were the first Western Medical group to be welcomed into the community. Since then, we have been working hard to build relationships with the Maasai community, the dispensary nurses and clinicians, and the local District Council. This September marks our ninth medical mission to Terrat. We are starting to see healthier patients, improved compliance with medications and greater understanding of illnesses. More importantly, the nurses and clinicians are becoming more independent, and are starting amazing initiatives to maintain and improve the health of their community.
The Maasai are traditionally a nomadic, pastoralist (cattle herding) culture. The tribe is one of the best-known East African populations, due to their distinct traditions, culture, dress, and proximity to many game parks.
Terrat is an isolated area, being 2.5 hours from the closest city (Arusha). The local dispensary serves a catchment area of >20,000 people, including many surrounding villages. The people of the area have very little, but are incredibly warm, welcoming and accepting. Our medical mission sees an average of 200-400 people per day. We focus not only on seeing patients but working together with the local clinical team. Capacity building is a primary objective. Recently we have incorporated education sessions in local secondary schools, focusing on menstrual health and hygiene. We are also working to support the building of a local HIV Care and Treatment Center.
Terrat is a wonderful community – please consider joining us on our Adventure!
More information is available by contacting the Mission Lead, Dr. Jennifer Clow (email@example.com)