Project DetailsCode: MLTV 13
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL
Theme: EDU, HEAL
State: Kakamega county,
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionKakamega Provincial General Hospital is situated in Kakamega town. In western Kenya in Kakamega County, which is the second most populated county after Nairobi County in Kenya. Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in Kenya receives referrals from neighboring counties in Kenya such as Vihiga County (Vihiga district hospital in Kenya), Bungoma County (Bungoma district hospital in Kenya) and various hospitals in Busia County in Kenya. The bed capacity of Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in Kenya is 448 bed and 80 cots.
Kakamega provincial hospital in Kenya is among the approved hospitals for practice of students pursuing medical courses in Kenya, and also the internship of medical students in Kenya who graduate from their respective courses
Work And Activities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteer’s internswill be working and engage in different target groups within the communities explaining to the community how T.B is a social problem; it is not just for those who are ill. Volunteer will be working with local medical doctors and support the health delivery system and will be attending to TB patients HIV/AIDs, giving drugs and recording, booking patients, Assist doctors, Nurses and medical staffs, Assist doctors Examine and treat the patients, Treat minor injuries, Volunteers can also participate in hospital programs like record keeping, Educate patients on the importance of sanitation, nutrition, etc.
Attending to pregnant mother clinic/family planning, giving children injections and weighing and Laboratory services. Kakamega hospital Maternal and child health unit (MCH)- which is near the main gate of Kakamega provincial general hospital in Kenya, serves people who seek out-patient curatives services, immunization for under five years children, family planning, and HIVAIDS guiding and counseling in Kakamega. The Kakamega MCH unit is divided into rooms to provide these services.
The medical and surgical wards in Kakamega Hospital are arranged from ward one to ward ten to cater for management of medical and surgical conditions of those patients who are admitted in Kakamega provincial general hospital for further management until they recover. Those patients admitted in these Kakamega PGH wards have different diseases such as diabetes, malaria, typhoid, fractures and wound cuts and many other medical and surgical conditions.
Volunteers will have an opportunity to work directly with the rural community and HIV/Aids patients to raise awareness of counseling and testing services availability of ART and opportunistic infection while prioritizing prevention education especially among those who have benefited from ART and sex workers. The volunteer will also assist the AIDS patients through home based care and nutritional counseling. It will also assist educating/ training in model farms to increase food sustainability.
Day 1: Arrival and pick upfrom the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to host family home or hostel.
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 4 hours lecture at the home of your host. Topics covered during orientation lecture will include East African culture, history, customs, politics, geography, and necessary health precautions, and various other topics, such as the diversity of Kenyan life. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Kenyan life and getting to know your host family.
Accommodation And Foodwith the hosting family. There will be electricity tap water
PlaceKakamega county, western Kenya in Kakamega town.
NotesDuration of the project: The program will run 1 to 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months
Leisure Activities:Sunset&Sun rise in KakamegaTropical Rain Forest, cultural exchange with Luhya community, excursions.kisumu city at lake Victoria for boat ride, hippo point and bird watching, nature walk.