Sunday, 4 February – Arusha, Tanzania

After about 30 hours of travel, Team Tanzania is now successfully ensconced at Moivaro Coffee Lodge in Arusha. Juggling over 100 bags of supplies and equipment went remarkably smoothly thanks to the help of the TSA staff at LAX and the adaptability of the team members. Trans Atlantic flight to Amsterdam was very smooth and […]

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30,000 Feet and 9,842 Miles

  I was amazed by how seamless the airport and TSA experiences were for 60 some people with even more bags! It really couldn’t have been any smoother. Traveling with so many new friends is a great experience. I know that though I am still not able to remember everyone’s names that I will feel […]

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Tanzania 2018-Soon on our way!

It’s an ambitious schedule, but with the incredible talents and passion of Team Tanzania 2018, the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project’s trip to Arusha and environs this February will be a success. On the list are orthopedic, plastic, general surgery and ENT surgeries at St. Elizabeth Hospital, multiple medical and pediatric clinics at Kisongo Clinic, […]

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Meet Team Tanzania 2018

Team Tanzania 2018 is the largest group yet to travel with the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project! Medical/Pediatric Team Janice Davolio John Rodarte Jennifer Pinal Mark Powell Seth Vaccaro Jean Dea Gary Conrad Andrew Williams Walter Le Marie Csete Kimberly Shriner Mia Mattioli Justin Wong Justin Levy Tom Warren Mary Mendelsohn Anne Dickinson Cynthia Cato […]

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Donkey 101: Davis, CA December 2&3, 2017

Several months ago, famed primatologist and PSCTP supporter, Jane Goodall asked if The Project could expand the veterinary services to donkeys of Tanzania. For years, Jane has been concerned about the welfare and care of these working animals. Serendipitously, after that request, Dr. Shriner met Russ and Sally White, long time supporters of Huntington Hospital’s […]

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#GIVINGTUESDAY

On this #GIVINGTUESDAY, we at the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project hope you will consider a donation to help us continue our medical and surgical support in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your donations help to support the education and training of physicians, nurses and social workers in Tanzania, and the building of a permanent clinic in Kisongo […]

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The PSCTP Takes on the Building of a Clinic

For the past 15 years, the PSCTP has been providing medical and surgical care to the underserved of Northern Tanzania.  Much of this work has been done at local hospitals and clinics.  Although this will remain a central part of the project, 2016 marked the beginning of a special project in Kisongo Village, just outside […]

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The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project Achieves Nonprofit Status

As of August, 2017, The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project was officially designated a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  PSCTP will maintain its collaborative relationship with Huntington Hospital for much of the funding of The Phil Simon Clinic and Tanzanian Scholarship Programs, but the new status will allow PSCTP to move forward with the building of Kisongo […]

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Veterinarians in Tanzania

As a small animal veterinarian, I was not sure what role I would play in Tanzania. In a country where the majority of the animals are either in wildlife or agriculture, my hope was that I could find some small way in which to make a difference, even if it was by helping my human […]

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Home Visit Reflection

Throughout my medical career, I’ve done several of these humanitarian missions. I have traveled to places as close as Mexico, and as far as Indonesia. I have traveled by car, jeep, airplane, navy ship, and helicopter. I have seen and helped all sorts of people from all walks of life. I thought I had seen […]

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