Welcome to the Work the World blog — here you'll find articles to help you make a more informed decision about your overseas healthcare placement. You'll learn about things like how a placement can boost your career, how you can spread the cost of your trip, the benefits of travelling overseas versus staying at home, why a Work the World placement presents such great value, and more.

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Witch-Doctors in Tanzania: Who They Are and What They Do

by Work the World

Destination Features

Professional herbalists, village healers, and soothsayers alike tend to be collectively identified under the controversial title of ‘Witch-Doctor’ in Africa, and are a major part of African healthcare. In this post we take a closer look at the differences between them, and why they are a popular alternative to Western medicine.

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Customs, Greetings and Etiquette in Tanzania

by Work the World


Having good prior knowledge of the country you’re planning to visit is always a good idea. Not only does it mitigate any potential offence you might cause, but allows you to develop a deeper understanding of the culture, history, and, most importantly, the people you’ll encounter.

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