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Nurse in Africa

Healthcare in Kenya

Shadow and learn about health care service delivery, as you assist local staff at a rural hospital in Kenya!
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    Overview

    Access to quality healthcare services is a privilege to only a few in remote areas. With the hospital established by a local NGO, this program will require participants to provide further assistance to the hospital staff especially the nurses.

    Moreover, some of the people in villages would not afford transport to the hospital. This creates an opportunity for participants to contribute as backpack nurses. This will involve remote access to patients who are confined in their homesteads.

    The backpack nurses will be part of a challenging, enlightening and adventurous experience as it involves long distance walking. Later on they can take a dip in the pool at our accommodation to unwind.

    Objectives

    • To give an extra hand in the hospitals which are mostly understaffed.
    • To share knowledge and experience with the local medical staff.
    • To boost the efforts of the hospital in reaching patients who may be confined at their homes.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Nakuru, Kenya
    Nakuru town located in west-central Kenya lies on the north shore of Lake Nakuru and is home to approximately 500,000 inhabitants making it one of the largest urban centers in Kenya. Once a center for European activity, this region is now associated with a flourishing manufacturing industry, busy commercial shopping centers and important agricultural initiatives.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) at the meeting point on Saturday or Sunday well before the designated time (13.00 hour). Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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      Monday - Friday

      You will spend 4-6 hours assisting hospital staff and attending to patients with close supervision by qualified personnel. The day could look like:

      • Breakfast
      • Assist at local hospital / join backpack nurse
      • Lunch
      • Assist at local hospital
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. Change minivan/bus twice to get to the Airport.

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • A medical background or related work experience - Nursing and Medical students welcome!

    Food

    Food served will mainly be Kenyan food, which consists of vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, pancakes (commonly known as “chapati”) and fruits such as oranges, bananas and avocados.

    Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in our center. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially electricity. Sometimes there are power cuts during the day, but do not panic. This is life in the village. There is an available water supply. You will have all of the necessities while here.

    You will have meals provided and rooms cleaned on the weekends, but you will also be expected to clean up after yourself and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. The location is very close to the green steds international school and is a few minutes walk to the Lake Nakuru National park Southern gate. It is around 15KM from Nakuru town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Healthcare

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$460/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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