ZOP’s medical camps include Pemba Community Camps, Specialized Camps for Eye,ENT, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and General Surgery, and clinics at the houses of elderly
A mutual understanding that remains in place today under the supervision of the current Director of Zanzibar’s main referral hospital Mnazi Mmoja, Dr Jamala Taib, was drawn up in 2006 to sanction the hospital’s doctors working a designated amount of days a year at ZOP camps in Pemba’s Chake Chake and Wete hospitals and in mobile camps in the villages of Unguja. The doctors are given free reign to relinquish their days off, usually now done quarterly, to volunteer for one to two-day medical camps in the rural areas of the archipelago.
In Pemba, there are specialized medical camps, including Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Eye, Orthopedic, General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The ENT, OBS & GYN and General Surgery camps are conducted every 6 weeks and the Eye and Orthopedic camps every 3 months – please see schedule for dates and details.
In Unguja , the Mobile Clinics are conducted every 3 weeks and cover EYE, ENT, Hypertension and Diabetes.
A Community Camp runs every 6 weeks in Pemba and this is a general medical camp.