Béré Adventist Hospital, Chad

Hospital Description

Setting: Rural

Number of Patient Beds: 70
Bed Occupancy Rate: 100%
Outpatients Seen Per/day: 60
Departments/Specialties: Clinical Laboratory, Labor/Delivery, Infectious Disease, Surgery, Pediatrics, Outpatient Clinic
Typical Cases: Surgery (hernias, hydroceles, prostates, bladder stones, c-sections, laparotomies, amputations, lipomas, etc.) Medical (malaria, rabies, tetanus, meningitis, cholera)
Types of Healthcare Students: Medical, nursing/NP, dental, PT, OT, public health, Allied Health (radiology, PA, nutrition), ALL!
Languages Spoken: French, Tchadian Arabic, Nangjere, Ngangbai
Language Requirements/Fluency: English will suffice, but the lingua franca is French
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: Teach English/Religion, Lead children's Sabbath School, Construction, Evangelism, Nutrition Center

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: N’Djamena, Chad (NDJ)
Visa Required for US Citizen? Cost?: Yes. $150
Transport from Airport Provided: No
Transportation Costs: $100
Time from Airport to Hospital: 6 hours, but usually must overnight in capital, usually
Type of Student Housing: Option to stay in mud hut or on compound. Hut without water/electricity
Cost of Housing/night: $100/month in mud hut. $5/day on compound
Meal Plan: If in hut, host family will provide breakfast/dinner. If on compound must provide own meals
Cost of Meals/day: If in hut included with housing. Lunch on own
Additional Fees: None. Meals if staying on compound
Recommended months to visit: Any. Coolest is January, Hottest is April
Comments from Site: True ends-of-the-earth bush hospital

Country/travel information and entry requirements:www.travel.state.gov/chad

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Last updated 9/09/15