Tshemba Foundation

Opportunity: Provide patient care, teaching and quality improvement support at a rural district hospital and adjoining clinics in rural South Africa. Volunteers, and their partners, are given free accommodations in a luxurious five-star self-catered lodge situated in a “Big 5” conservation area, where they can safely rest, relax and take in the peaceful wonders around them.

  • Organization/Sponsor: Tshemba Foundation

  • Web address/link of Organization: www.tshembafoundation.org

  • Detailed Description:  The Tshemba Foundation is appealing to medical doctors in the United Stated to address a critical health care gap in rural South Africa’s Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces where doctor shortages are posing substantial challenges to adequate health care. You will experience and learn from a stimulating and challenging working environment, treat conditions and cases not usually seen in urban areas and help leave a legacy of improved quality of care by sharing knowledge and skills with local staff who are eager for support.

  • Medical Specialty needed: We welcome interest from all potential volunteers; however, the current greatest need in the area is for Family physicians, Obstetricians/Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, Anesthesiologists and Ophthalmologists.

  • Location: North Eastern South Africa near Kruger National Park. (Moditlo Estate Stand 258 (Entrance on the R40) 20 kilometres South of Hoedspruit)

  • Time Required (Days, hours, minimal amount if applicable): Currently, placement lengths are flexible however based on experience we do recommend international volunteers come for a minimum of a month to better adapt, integrate and contribute to the local health system.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer, free luxury accomodations

  • Malpractice Insurance: Volunteer to provide

  • Contact Person organization: info@tshembafoundation.org

  • Contact Person from TPMG: n/a

  • Updated 11/16/2018