Volunteer in Medical and Health Care Provision.

Volunteer in Medical and Health Care Provision.


Kiaritha-ini Hospital Karatina Nyeri District.

There are two elements to this program - community and medical work. As part of the project, volunteers work in the local clinic situated on the outskirts of Karatina town in a small Village Kiari-thaini. The clinic provides services such as maternal & child health care, family health care, curative health care, primary health care, voluntary counseling and testing, plus introducing the training in health and HIV/AIDS awareness.

This volunteer program is designed to suite those volunteers who wish to assist in the health care giving mostly in small local community health care “Health Care Centers’  in Kenya.

Why the project needs you!

Kenya's health care and provision suffers as much as any other public service sector in the country. Whilst structures are in place for an effective health service, there is an enormous deficit in terms of staff and resources. This is why the volunteers' help is very much appreciated by the nurses and doctors we work with.

Health Care Volunteer program in Kenya manages health projects to medical students or professionals. Participating in a health care volunteer project opens tremendous opportunities for volunteers to experience new opportunities in their lives and careers, allow volunteers to immerse themselves in another culture, and provide a positive contribution to the community where health care volunteers are needed. Opportunities are available in a number of rural health centers in Kenya. Volunteers will provide health education, assist doctors, or help provide medical treatment to patients. While working on this project, volunteers will share knowledge, time, skills and talents with the health care staff of the centers.

Volunteers in the health care project will also engage in some of the vital activities of medical treatment such as dressing wounds, taking patients' histories, counseling patients, providing assurance and moral support to patients' families, and disbursing medicines. While working in this project you will become highly involved with the needs of the medical field, where each of the health centers get several patients in a day.

During your break off work, you can plan to explore the beauty of Nyeri district which partly host part of Mt Kenya south, the mt Kenya forest is about half hour drive from Kiartha-ini Hospital and you can enjoy your pleasant time off discovering the mountain, wildlife, caves, tea and coffee farms /factories as well as the many other adventure activities like bird watching in the forest.

Project Location,

The project is based 3 km north of Karatina Town in the central Kenya highland where Tea, coffee and other mixed agricultural farming are exercised are grown, There is a vast beautiful grounds about 500 meters from the health centre that are perfect for having an afternoon nap in the sun, playing sports, such as ultimate Frisbee or soccer with a local soccer team, or going for a jog. On a clear day, you will be able to see Mount Kenya.

Project Facts

>Duration: 2 - 8 weeks
>Cost: ----- for 2 weeks, ------- for each week thereafter
>Requirements: age 18+
>Location: Kiaritha-ini 3 km north of Karatina Town in Nyeri District, Kenya
>Project activities: Help attend to patients in Clinics and hospitals, education and refurbishment work at schools and orphanages.
>Working hours: 09:00 - 16:00 but schedule may vary, Monday -Friday
>Project availability: Projects start any time all year round.

What is included

> Accommodation: Host family
> Food: 3 meals per day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
> Airport pick up and drop off
> Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site Orientation and project induction provided
> Support:  support from volunteer coordinator
> Activities: Staff help /Local volunteers to help organise weekend activities within the region. (Activity price may be extra) depending on the area of interest. Trips include; Climbing Mt Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park and Aberdare National Park, as well as trips to the Kenyan Coast, Nairobi’s Elephant and Giraffe Sanctuaries.

Orientation: Upon arrival.

Debriefing (Homeward bound): After completion of project 

Departure: Airport or Other Exit Points

Language requirements: English or Kiswahili

Activities: Mostly assisting local doctors, take care of patients or others.

Special Requirements for this program: Medical students or health professionals and others.

Costs: Kenya Voluntary and Community Development Project. Nairobi International Youth Hostel | Ralph Bunche Road | P.O.Box 4473, 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20-272 6011, +254 20 2711217 | Mobile +254 722 760 661, +254 720 453 857 | Email:info@kvcdp.org web:www.kvcdp.org 
Host Community Contact: P.O.Box 554, Bondo, Kenya | Email:jacky@kvcdp.org



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