Volunteer in Kenya - Medical Placements

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Volunteers needed in Kenya.

We are in urgent need for medical volunteers to come to Kenya and assist us in volunteer work for 1-3 Months in the following departments of the NyamiraDistrictHospital:

Clinical Departments:

  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics& Gynecology
  • Dentistry
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Surgery
  • Respiratory & infectious Diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Anesthesia
Professional support Departments
  • Medical Records
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Medical Social work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition
Specialized Units
  • Renal Unit
  • The Heart Unit
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intensive Care Unit and HDU

With the increasing Kenyan population which is approximately 27 million with a growth rate of
3.8%, the Ministry of health is committed to ensuring that the health services are accessible, affordable, and effective and promote the well-being of individuals to improve and sustain the health of the Kenyan population.

To the above objective the Ministry has produced a health policy framework which provides reform initiatives for the future development of the health sector.

It wants to reform the health sector in the following ways by:

  • Decentralization of the planning, management, resource creation and control and use at various levels.
  • Promotion of communities and institutions involved in providing health care services to be self reliant and sustainable so that the Ministry of health will spend more money on PHC approach which will be cheaper and more cost effective.
  • Also they will increase the share of curative services delivery by NGO's.
  • Human resource development so that competent health personnel asses the present and future health needs through problem identification, planning and management of services at different levels.

These policies boil down to delivering health services efficiently and effectively to the community.

Our placement is located in Nyamira District hospital.

The Hospital

Nyamira is divided into 7 administrative divisions within which are scattered 32 health facilities comprising 1 district hospital, 2 sub-district hospitals, 10 health centers and 19 dispensaries.

Throughout the placement you will be attached to the MOH and his team and shall participate in the following activities:

  • Rotation in the clinical areas in the major departments (Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology).
  • Management and administration.
  • Assisting in implementing national health screening programs
  • Family planning objectives.
  • Local and National health promotion.
  • Health education.
  • Emergency medicine.
  • Surgery, diagnosis and treatment of patients (mainly tropical diseases).
  • Assisting in different departments such as urology, obstetrics and gynaecology, gastrology, ENT, and paediatrics.

Depending on your area of preference we shall prepare you a detailed program itinerary that will coincide with your travel, placement and accommodation details, therefore we would be grateful for any additional information you will give us that will enable us make your stay in Kenya memorable and interesting.

Application process:

With all our projects and programs, all who apply with us often pay small donations that go directly to their well being while working which cover on food, accommodation, transportation airport pickup and drop offs, orientation to the country, pre and post departure materials, supervision while on project and all the support and backup needed to ensure a successful worked out plan is achieved.

We request the following information and documents to start with the application process:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing your vision and ambition
  • Two passport size photos
  • Reference letters
  • A complete signed application form
  • Three referees
Kindly email us for more details.

Director: Jane O’maroro,

Phone: +254 020 353 074
Fax: +254 020 434 744 2
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.massabakenya.org

Nairobi, Kenya.

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