Vision Statement

The Alliance envisions a world with equal access to outstanding surgical care for all regardless of race, religion, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Alliance is to enhance clinical education in teaching hospitals in low and middle income countries through a continuous, collaborative educational program staffed by volunteer clinical educators.

Current Clinical Program

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences/Muhimbili National Hospital

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) is the major medical school in Tanzania located in the port city of Dar Es Salaam.  The principal MUHAS teaching hospital is the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), a 1,500 bed facility located adjacent to the MUHAS campus.  The MUHAS Department of Surgery is responsible for providing surgical education to undergraduate medical students, surgical residents as well as providing surgical care to patients at MNH in collaboration with MNH surgeons working in the MNH Department of Surgery.

Alliance volunteer surgical faculty and residents join the MUHAS Department of Surgery for one month rotations. The cost of a one month rotation including travel from the west coast of the United States, lodging and food is approximately $5,000.