How can development projects and associated research improve community well-being?

Global Health Initiative Program (GHIP)

Is an innovative and interdisciplinary initiative to improve community well-being while generating cutting edge knowledge about development. The Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania study abroad grows out of the GHIP initiative.

Through a community engagement approach student from abroad universities will work with communities (in rural Tanga, Tanzania) to identify, understand and address community problems. Through this engagement, students will learn about approaches to development, theories of development, and the history of development in Tanzania. Students will also gain special insight into a particular issue through their community development project.

An important question the course seeks to answer is “How can development projects and associated research improve community well-being?” To answer this question, international students/intern will learn different approaches to community engagement. They will then put these theories to practice by working with communities to identify, understand and address pressing community problems.

This program involves international intern-students or professionals in International Health Sciences, Public Health, and other related disciplines. In this program the international intern-students/volunteers are involved by collaborating with CVS-Tanzania team in participating in the school and out of school programs, so that they get more knowledge and skills as well as assess the situation. Apart from direct trainings in schools and out of school, the participating intern-students/volunteers will get opportunities to meet and interact with local students, teachers, health workers and other community members including school committee members, local government authorities and religious leaders for sharing and discussing the matters topics (SRHR issues etc..) best practices and challenges.

CVS-Tanzania offers a full traveling package that allows you to explore Tanzania cultures while giving back to the local community.

Get real world, hands-on experience through experiential learning opportunities with us. Apply what you’ve learned, explore your interests, while gaining valuable skills that will help you stand out.

We are requesting your institution to engage your intern students/or volunteers in our programs (here in Tanga region, Tanzania) in order to give them an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge they have acquired during their studies in the workplace environment.

Experiential learning opportunities let you apply your knowledge and insight within real world contexts outside the classroom, by broadening your experience. You can gain a heightened sense of civic responsibility, sharpen your critical thinking skills, share your unique talents, interests and passions.

We are welcoming Public Health Departments Universities and institutions to discuss more on how we can collaborate and engage your students in our programs in Tanzania.

Theme areas where students, interns or volunteers will engage to research and study while in Tanzania:

Behavioural science
Community Development and Health
Health equity
Social Behaviours
Clinical Practice, Social services and health
HIV/STI intervention and prevention studies