Kenya - Medical Elective, Makongeni Health Centre - 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.

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 our Kenyan Partner organisation that is directly associated with Government departments. 

Accommodation will be found with a local Christian family.

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.

Feel free to contact CTBI Christians Abroad for more information and to discuss this medical volunteer placement further with your professional development requirements in mind.