Health services and wellbeing

Our health theme: Holistic Wellbeing-Naturing Health and Preventing Diseases; Focusing on fostering on comprehensive approach to health, encompassing physical, mental and social aspects. Through education community engagement and proactive measures (That includes prompt and accuracy in diagnosis and management of diseases) we also aim to prevent diseases and promote overall wellbeing. The College offers out- patient, laboratory, reproductive health and youth friendly services.

Medical care is provided at the College Dispensary, staffed by a full-time Medical Officer, laboratory technician and nurses. Students requiring medical attention report to the dispensary at the times posted on the dispensary notice board. However, emergency cases are handled at any time. If need arise, students are referred to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Kibosho Designated District Hospital (KDDH) and Mawenzi Regional Hospital. There are other several private hospitals in Moshi Municipality and Moshi Rural District. Students referred to hospitals for outpatient treatment must obtain a medical certificate from the hospital and present it to the Medical Officer upon their return to campus.

Students are required to register with health insurance service agencies such as the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in order to cover their medical service costs. In many Sub-Saharan countries, malaria, typhoid and flu are common diseases. It is, therefore, recommended that students take the necessary precautions. A Yellow Fever and Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate may be required for visitors to Tanzania depending their countries of origin.

HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic where Tanzania and Mweka village in particular is not excluded. CAWM has an HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy and Strategic Plan to support the global war against this pandemic. Since there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, the College provides guidelines for prevention of HIV transmission, voluntary testing and management of people living with HIV, and guidance on confidentiality and reduction of stigmatization.