Medical Program in Kenya

Gatanga Village, Kenya

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15 people
Code: 362
Health Education and Public Services, Internships
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Lend a hand and get working experience by helping out at a rural hospital in Kenya!

Our Medical Program is aimed at participants with a medical background. Based on your experience, you’ll be given a variety of tasks to help out in a local hospital in Kenya that serves those who did not previously get much access to healthcare and medical assistance.

Overview

Our Medical Program is aimed to add to your work experience, while helping the local villagers you will care for. You will play a role in helping them get access to good and accessible health care.

Kenya remains a developing country and its health sector remains a big concern. Communities, especially those in rural and less developed areas, are usually in need of affordable healthcare.

In many small communities, there are government-owned health care and hospitals but unfortunately, they are often understaffed and remain limited in facilities and equipment.

You will be working alongside local nurses, doctors and staff in either a small health care center or a district hospital (depending on the needs at the time). Depending on your level of experience, different tasks will be given to you.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Add to your practical work experience
  • Exchange knowledge and practices with the local nurses and doctors
  • Support the health care center and hospital with medical assistance
Schedule
Monday to Friday

You will spend five hours working at the hospital with a lunch break in between. The day could look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Working at a healthcare center/hospital
  • Lunch
  • Working at a healthcare center/hospital
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Arrival

Required qualification:        Medical Background

Additional Requirements
  • A medical background or related work experience - Nursing and medical students welcome
  • A medical background or related work experience - Nursing and medical students welcome
Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - covering the knees and shoulders is required while working
  • Medical gloves, scrubs and masks for yourself.
  • Feel free to bring along more medical material/supplies that could be useful for your placement.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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