Significant progress has been made in furthering family medicine in Tanzania and developing Buguruni Anglican Health Centre (BAHC) into a full teaching hospital for nursing students, medical students, and family medicine residents. With Tanzanian and international academic partners and the Ministry of Health, a conference to define what family medicine is in Tanzania will occur in April. Currently, Aga Khan University and Hospital have the only family medicine residency in the country.
Aga Khan University has agreed to begin sending their family medicine residents for selected rotations at BAHC. Also, Kairuki University has agreed to have medical and nursing students come for a rotation at BAHC. This will allow BAHC to immediately become a teaching institution as plans continue to build a full teaching hospital.
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