Hospital Care

About the Project


This project in Kenya is ideal for student or graduate volunteers in all areas of health.
Hospitals in Kenya are divided into different levels based on the activities offered, infrastructure and human resources that serve patients. At level 2 we have health centers, medical and dental clinics that work with a minimum number of doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and nutritionists. At level 4, hospitals have more complete services and specialized teams. In addition, they attend to emergencies, provide antiretroviral therapy and prophylaxis, high-complexity births and high-risk pregnancies.
The volunteer can work at the community health post and also at the level 4 hospital that serves the city of Kisii. The decision of the place of performance will depend on the consensus between the need of the region and the preference of the volunteer.

The areas in which the volunteer will be able to work vary from pediatrics, general practice, emergency room, orthopedics, nutrition, monitoring of pre and post surgical patients, among others.
Activities are always accompanied by local health professionals in all departments.




Activities


Developed activities

  • Check vital signs (measure pressure, temperature);
  • Measure body mass and fat indices;
  • Measure blood glucose;
  • Treat minor injuries;
  • Follow up patients in the medication area;
  • Monitor pre and post surgery;
  • Assist in natural births;
  • Promote education on family planning;
  • Promote education in women's health. (menstruation, contraceptive, female cancer prevention);
  • Promote education on hygiene measures in food preparation and proper nutrition;
Volunteers are expected to be proactive, creative, flexible and available to help with whatever is needed during the trip. We suggest that, for the interest of our volunteers, carrying out fundraising campaigns or materials to be donated to the project.




Important Information


Project duration: Min 1 week - max 12 weeks. Location: Kisii Arrival airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) or Kisumu International Airport. (Kisumu) Working hours: Usually 5 days a week, 9am to 4pm, all other time is free.
Requirements:

  • To be over 18 years old or to be accompanied by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
  • Criminal record certificate.
  • Yellow fever vaccine with international vaccination certificate.
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
  • Travel insurance.




Accommodation


You will be accommodated in a local host family. Accommodation is simple, with 3 meals a day prepared by the family. Living daily with a family will provide you with great experiences and learning.




Program fees


1 week - US$ 161,00 / € 136 2 weeks - US$ 296,00 / € 251 3 weeks - US$ 440,00 / € 374 4 weeks - US$ 575,00 / € 488 Special values for long stays from 4 weeks. Request a quote. Important: Include US$ 40 / € 37of IMPACT registration fee. Payment methods Registration fee: paid when signing the contract via paypal or bank transfer. Program fee: via paypal or bank transfer up to 45 days before departure.




What’s included


  • Accommodation with a local host family;
  • Introduction to the project and community tour;
  • 3 meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Assistance from our local partner and IMPACT 24/7;
  • Project support;
  • Manual of the volunteer and the chosen destination.




What's not Included


  • Flights;
  • Transfer round trip - € 140 / US$ 160 for up to 7 people - must be paid directly to the driver;
  • Travel insurance (mandatory);
  • Visa costs - when necessary.