About the project

As part of the initiative “Clinic Partnerships – Partners Strengthen Health”, financed by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation (EKFS) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), with technical support from the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the GTP has been involved in neonatal care at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, since the end of 2018. Requested by local partners is the introduction of ultrasound and echocardiography, as well as training for doctors and nurses in various invasive and non-invasive forms of ventilation.

The neonatal unit at MNH has more than 100 beds and admits between 6,500 and 7,000 newborns per year. Affiliated to MNH is the largest medical school in the country: MUHAS (Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences).

The first phase of the project lasted from 2018 to 2020 and was very successful. Therefore, a follow-up application was also approved under the same funding line. This second phase will last from 2020 to 2023 (extended by one year due to the pandemic).


Vacancies – we are looking for lecturers

  • Neonatologists
  • Nurses with experience in neonatology

We are looking forward to receiving applications from GTP-members or colleagues who would like to become members and who are neonatologists or nurses with experience in neonatology and who are interested in lecturing colleagues at the MNH in Tanzania.

Experience in working abroad and teaching are of advantage but not crucial.

  • Duration of stay: 2-3 weeks (dates flexible)
  • Requirements: Good English skills
  • Pay: All expenses connected to the deployment will be covered


Contact and application

If you are interested please send a short CV to:
Dr. Carsten Krüger (email) – Programme coordinator in Germany
Dr. Antke Züchner (email) – Programme coordinator in Tanzania


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