Beds for Meds

We would rather not let empty beds in our camps go to waste, and so we run our 'Beds for Meds' initiative. We look for space in camps, or an empty safari car and guide, and use any opportunities to organise a medical outreach clinic for our neighbouring communities. We work with health professionals from hospitals in Arusha and beyond, getting them into camp and out to our neigbouring villages to test and treat people of all ages for a variety of problems. By doing this we take a step towards filling the gaps in the health services in remote communities, and offer specialised treatments that they otherwise would never have had access to. 

One of our most successful ‘Beds for Meds’ initiatives is hosting a team of eye specialists. The all Tanzanian team work together to run health outreach days in remote areas where they can, and we are delighted to spoil them in camp at the end of each day. As part of our Nomad Trust outreach this proved to be a life changing program in the Maasai villages around Entamanu Ngorongoro as these communities, particularly women, suffer from various eye problems as a result of poor ventilation in their boma style houses where they traditionally do their cooking on wood fires. 

Beyond getting medics into these remote villages, we also pick up the bill for all the medicines, glasses and operations done through the clinic after they have been seen by the medical team. 

We are always on the look out for health professionals abroad who fancy combining a safari with taking a few days to get involved with a health program for our communities, so if you're interested in knowing more and donating your time, or funds, please get in touch.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

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Runs a health clinic in a remote village