Tanzania Trip Musings

As I sit in the lobby of our lovely “home base” Moivaro Lodge, I have some time to reflect on the past 16 days of my third Phil Simon Tanzania Project adventure. A myriad of emotions are always experienced on this trip; 2016 was no exception. Ranging from exhilaration upon entering the vast Serengeti for […]

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My Beer Was Warm…

My beer was warm… 90 degrees… Tired. Sweaty and with a layer of African dirt I headed toward the bar looking forward to a nice ice cold Killi. Elie popped off the bottle cap and I took a sip and it was warm. Not what I was hoping for or looking forward to. I thought […]

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Traveling with Angels

What can you say about 27 people who will fly 30 hours, drag several tons of supplies in and out of land rovers, embrace the warmth and generosity of fellow Tanzanian colleagues, make hours of rounds in cramped hospital wards, make home visits in the bush, provide hours of excellent education and work tirelessly in […]

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Patience is Rewarded

DAY 1 Patience is rewarded It was dark when we walked down the stairs from the KLM plane on to the tarmac. This was Arusha…..warm, sweat air with a slight welcoming breeze. The local staff were dressed in such colorful dresses. We were greeted with warm hugs from Dr Ezekial , Lesikar and the other […]

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Dream Realized

Dream realized…. When I “grow up,” I want to travel the world and be of service to others. I want to be adventurous, observe other cultures and travel to distant lands. For over a decade I have personally watched The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project under the generous leadership of Dr. Kim Shriner travel to […]

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Tanzania Project Update – January 2016

The year has flown by but was productive and inspirational. Team Tanzania 2014 was an amazing collection of talented and generous people. St Eizabeth Hospital, Kisongo Clinic and Endulen Hospital were abuzz with medical and pediatric care, academic teaching, surgeries, specialty care, social services, laboratory, technical care and pharmacy and infrastructure planning. At the end […]

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2016 Trip

Team Tanzania 2016 is now poised to continue this amazing journey together.  28 talented professionals have generously donated their time, energy and resources to return once again to East Africa in February 2016.  While there, we will continue our involvement at local hospitals and clinics.  Plans for Kisongo Clinic construction will begin along with home visits, […]

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Fundraiser and Special Hosts

In April of 2015, our very special colleague, Lesikar Nyaalis Sabore visited the United States for the first time.  As our infrastructure supervisor for the construction of the Kisongo Clinic, he had opportunities to meet with donors, construction specialists and development planners. He was hosted by several team members, treated to a private tour of […]

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Testimonial: Judah Daniel White

People don’t always know why people enter each other’s lives, but I was lucky enough to figure that out. You all encouraged me to be all that I can and go back to school to reach my dreams.” (Taken from a note I just received from a friend of Judah’s.) A “poet on a mountain […]

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Day One

From Dr. Kim Shriner: After 24 hours of travel, Team Tanzania 2014 landed safely at Kilimanjaro Airport.  Greeted by all our extraordinary Tanzanian friends, customs went smoothly and all 86 pieces of baggage and supplies made it onto the lorry.  Team members climbed into their respective land rovers and we made our way to Moivaro […]

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