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.