Make a REAL difference in Kenya with Medical Internship Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for any volunteer in the medical or health field who has medical training and experience. Trained volunteers provide much-needed skills and knowledge to help in the severely under-resourced and under-funded medical system, providing care to people in need. They will work at a busy Nairobi hospital in fields such as casualty, maternity, paediatrics, surgery etc. The hospital is a private hospital but the charges for Kenyan people are minimal. It is an extremely busy hospital that accepts patients from around Nairobi and further afield. Volunteers work alongside the local staff and will assist with translations. Volunteers need to be ready to think outside of the square as the hospital has limited resources and equipment – i.e. listening to baby’s heart beat is done manually as they do not have a sonogram. Medically trained volunteers will find that they are providing an essential service helping these wonderful people, helping upskill staff and will be greatly appreciated by the hospital and people they serve.
Goals of this Project:
- Improve the future prospects of the people of Nairobi
- Provide quality medical care to the impoverished people of Nairobi
- Help upskill local staff
- To create a better cultural understanding between all participants
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
This program offers an amazing opportunity for suitable applicants who are 18 years and over to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain first-hand insight into the Kenyan healthcare system. It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff, though this is not a pre-requisite. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check