In partnership with several government and private healthcare facilities in Tanzania, The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project is designed to provide clinical care, education, psychosocial support and infrastructure assistance to those agencies involved in HIV/AIDS, internal medicine and orthopedic and reconstructive surgery.
In 2004, The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project had a team of seven travel to Arusha, Tanzania; in 2005 a team of nine. Flash forward 13 years to 2018 – a team of 60, led by Kimberly Shriner, MD, director, Phil Simon Clinic, have just returned.
The volunteers, who generously donate their time, energy, money and resources to participate, include medical personnel, social workers, microbiologists, kinesiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians and more. Since their first trip, more than 120 Huntington Hospital employees and physicians have made the journey – providing basic health care, medication, HIV and anti-retroviral education, as well as manpower and support.
During their trip this year, they also held a ground breaking ceremony on a permanent clinic building. We’re so proud of the great work they continue to do to help improve the health of people and animals in this impoverished region of East Africa.
To learn more about Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project and their journey, visit: http://philsimonclinic.org/tanzaniaproject/tanzania-2018/ . Or follow The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project on Facebook.