Kenya is regarded as a developing country, and the communities in which this project works are incredibly poor. The wellbeing of Kenyans and the environment is rapidly deteriorating. Over population is the predominant factor in causing unnecessary suffering and poverty, contributing to an increasingly unbalanced and unsustainable ecological environment.
Rural communities are affected by insufficient access to water and sanitation and lack basic healthcare and educational facilities. This healthcare volunteer project aims to assist these communities through teaching and healthcare, as well as helping them be more self-sufficient and sustainable.
The mobile clinics offer health resources through family planning, HIV/AIDS integrated services, TB, curative health care, and immunization. Services are delivered mainly to people living in central and northern Kenya. Founded in 1999, the clinic successfully treats and educates thousands of Kenyans annually.
Consisting of nurses, health workers and a driver, the Mobile Clinic visits a different community and school each day, revisiting each site every 3 months to provide follow-up care and education.
Although this is a medical volunteer project, administrators and fundraisers are essential in making charity work in Africa a success and therefore there is a big need for such volunteers, regardless of your medical knowledge. This volunteer project will allow you to gain experience in the medical field by working closely with nurses and community health workers.
From time to time you may need to camp for 5 - 10 days in the field with the mobile clinics to gather data and prepare reports. Whilst volunteering in Kenya you will experience the wildlife-filled plains of Laikipia, whilst you travel and learn some of the fascinating characteristics of nomadic Kenyan cultures.