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Medical and Health Placements, Kenya

Medical and Health Placements, Kenya

Medical and Health Placements, Kenya

Trip Details:

Operator:   Love Volunteers
Price From:  $299
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration:  1 week

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About this program

Travel and be a medical volunteer in Kenya. Working in the area of health, the responsibilities given to volunteers in Kenya will depend on their medical qualifications. Qualified doctors and nurses will take on the full-time treatment of various diseases. Medical students, however, work under the supervision of qualified medical personnel. The health fields covered include maternal health, mental health, surgery, laboratories, counseling, and testing. Those volunteers in Kenya without medical training help with the packing of drugs or perhaps with painting and building maintenance. Among the locations for volunteer medical placements are clinics in the slums of Nairobi and hospitals in other parts of the country.

Itinerary

Love Volunteers is a not-for-profit organization and is one of the most affordable ways to help out in a developing country while being immersed in the local culture. Fees for volunteer programs in Kenya include accommodation, food, an airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support. A Love Volunteers registration fee is charged in addition to the program fees and covers any placements you undertake for twelve months from the start of your first placement. The fee is refundable if you choose not to volunteer more than three months prior to the start of your initial placement. This fee ensures 24/7 pre- and post-placement support from Love Volunteers, checking and vetting of local organizations, a comprehensive information pack, as well as administration and marketing costs. All transaction costs pertaining to online, bank or wire transfers are additional to the program fee and must be covered by the volunteer. In Kenya, the various different dishes reflect the vast range of ethnic traditions found across the country. Many meals centre on corn, maize, beans or potatoes. The two tribes the Kikuyu and Gikuyu combine these ingredients to make irio. The irio once rolled into balls is dipped in meat or vegetable stews, rather like a Kenyan dumpling. In inland regions a type of maize porridge, Ugali, is consumed, as well as meat. The Maasai’s diet focuses on the by-products of the animals they heard such as the cow and goat meat and milk. The Indian Ocean coastal area offers greater variety, including, of course, fish. Kenya is also famed for its coffee.

Country Fast Facts

Kenya

Flag  Flag_of_Kenya.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) English, Kiswahili
Capital: Nairobi
Population 45,010,056 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatoria, Monsoon, Tropical, Warm Desert, Warm Semi-arid, Temperate oceanic, Temperate Mediterranean
Major Airport(s): Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Moi International Airport (MBA), Eldoret International Airport (EDL)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Mining, Energy, Tourism, Manufacturing, Financial Services

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