Weʼre raising £3,000 to To help fund an elective placement to Nurse in Tanzania
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My name is Bryony I am a student nurse specialising in mental health at the University of Nottingham. The university have given us the opportunity to go on an elective placement anywhere in the world for 4 weeks to develop our nursing skills and knowledge. I have chosen Dar es Salaam in Tanzania as I would like to see how nursing differs in a developing country. I will be going with Work the World because they are supported by the University as being reliable, safe and reputable. They are supporting and guiding me through each step of planning my experience.
As a mental health nurse I have an interest in how they treat people with mental health illnesses in Tanzania and if they can teach me any further skill as well as teaching them skills I have learnt during my studies. I will achieve this by spending a week at an HIV counselling clinic which I have stated on my application I would like to do. According to the world health organisation, in 2012 HIV/Aids was responsible for the deaths of 73.4 (18.2%) thousand people and was the top cause of deaths. As HIV is prevalent in Tanzania I will be taking several precautions whilst working with my patients and I will be taking my own supply of post exposure prophylaxis which is a medicine that must be taken with in 72hrs of being exposed to HIV.
As well as my mental health skills I would like to develop my general nursing skills and build my knowledge on other aspects of nursing. I would like to gain experience in emergency situations and how they deal with emergencies with limited resources. I would also like to understand illnesses that are not common in the UK but are in Tanzania such as malaria and other tropical diseases. According to the world health organisation malaria was responsible for 5.2% of deaths which was 20.9 thousand people. Malaria is also one of the leading causes of death in Tanzania and whilst I am in the country I will be taking the appropriate precautions such as malaria tablets and insect repellent.
In my last week I will be living in a village as a local and gain experience in a busy primary healthcare clinic to gain experience in how care is provided in a rural setting.
I am raising money to fund my trip to Tanzania; here is a breakdown of the cost.
• Work the world experience includes food, house, placement, Swahili lessons and 24 hour support £2040
• Village experience £400
• Flights £500
• Insurance £93
I believe this opportunity will push me out of my comfort zone and enable me to build my confidence and knowledge as a nurse.
I will be making a Facebook page where I will keep supporter up to date on my experience so that you can see what your donations have enabled me to achieve. If I am lucky enough to receive above my target I will donate the remaining money to the health care providers I work with for supplies/ vaccines and any other equipment they need.
Thank you in advance for your donations its really appreciated!
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Dec 3, 2017
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