A great experience for medical professionals
Makongeni Health Centre is a community hospital which is located at the community area where the majority of the population are low income earners and slum dwellers. It is funded by the government to help reach the needs of the local community. Volunteers need to be qualified medical professionals or students in training. There are opportunities to gain experience in all aspects of the hospital services offered including Community Medical Outreach.
The total cost for one month would be around £2350, and for three months, around £4000. This includes return air fare, food and accommodation, travel insurance, a visa and the Christians Abroad administrative fee.
In the outreach work, the volunteers are involved in medical camps where the community is educated in hygiene, checked for blood pressure and sugar levels. Also offered are eye checkups, dental checkups, nutrition education, family planning, STD and HIV testing and counselling.
This placement has been organized for Christians Abroad by the Centre for Training and Development & Youth For International Volunteers, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Accommodation will be found with a local Christian family.
More information about the Centre for Development and Training can be found on its website www.cetdke.org