What a fantastic trip this has been; somehow even better than the 2012 trip which I thought could not be surpassed. Our largest group yet; the talent, comradarie, passion, and knowledge-base of our diverse group makes this year quite a special adventure. Our third day at the Kisongo medical clinic was wildly busy with well […]
After a long, but uneventful flight (except for that unfortunate betadine leak-I think we left a brown trail from LA to Kilimanjaro) arrived at Moivaro lodge and greeted by our many friends. Up early today with the hornbills, a nice morning hike, then delicious crepes and omelets and back down the still bumpy Moivaro road […]
Team Tanzania 2012 gathered at Huntinton Hospital in Pasadena at 3am to board their bus to LAX — the first leg of a day-and-a-half journey around the globe. The 18 volunteers were sent off by loved ones and Huntington Hospital CEO, Steve Ralph. Their first stop was JFK, and, after a 3 hour layover, are […]
We first landed close to midnight in local Tanzanian time and were enveloped in darkness on our arrival, the sky illuminated by countless twinkling stars and constellations. It wasn’t until the next morning, however, that I realized we were in Africa. Waking up in the morning and seeing such a lush landscape has truly been […]
The Phil Simon Clinic’s Team Tanzania 2012 will be departing from Huntington Hospital tomorrow morning at 3am. Their 24+ hour journey will take them once again to Arusha, Tanzania. This year’s trip will again include surgeries at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Arusha, medical follow-up with HIV/AIDS patients in Arusha, setting up laboratory facilities and a […]
Welcome to The Phil Simon Clinic’s Project Tanzania Field Journal! Check back soon for updates about our February 4th – February 18th, 2012 Project Tanzania trip. Scroll below or use the navigation on to see entries from past years’ trips.