Establishing an IR Training Program in Tanzania
Based on the findings of our assessment we developed a plan to address the urgent need for IR in Tanzania. We believe that establishing an IR training program in Dar es Salaam in collaboration with RAD-AID and academic institutions from across the US will provide the most effective and sustainable solution with lasting impact on the Tanzanian healthcare system.
The end-goal is a self- sustaining IR residency program at Muhimbili, with Tanzanian IR faculty training Tanzanian residents. In collaboration with RAD-AID and academic hospitals from across the US, we are planning to send up to thirty groups of interventional radiologists accompanied by IR technologists and IR nurses to Tanzania in two-week blocks over the next three to five years.