Tanzania 2019

This summer, 7 first year medical students from UC Irvine will be traveling to Mwanza, Tanzania to teach ultrasound and conduct research at the Tandabui Institute of Health, Education, Science and Technology (TIHEST) and Bugando Medical Center. We will be the sixth UCISOM student group to go and work with the wonderful community of Mwanza. Our goal is to create a sustainable ultrasound program at TIHEST and Bugando Medical Center by providing local practitioners with the skills and means to carry on the program after our trip has ended. In addition to helping to educate the clinicians in Mwanza, we will be conducting research projects that we have created based off of the needs of this specific community. Finally, we are extremely excited to host a cervical cancer screen-and-treat clinic and participate in demographic research of patients who have cervical cancer and/or HPV. This information will help us understand risk factors and development of cervical cancer, which will contribute to reducing the prevalence of this disease.