Health program in Kenya

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

08/17/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Vihrembe Market
Kakamega County
Kenya

Description

The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. Their mission is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The aim of the program is expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The program also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. In collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency, a dispensary and a computer-training center are being established to serve as a learning center for youth. This is the only dispensary and resource center within the area.

Volunteer tasks:

• Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary

• Supporting the computer training center by providing basic computer skills to community members

• School outreach programs: Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health


Special requirements: Volunteers with computer skills as well as those in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc) are needed for this project. You should have high motivation and lots of initiative to implement the objectives of the project.


Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

Arrival and orientation: There will be a 3-day orientation seminar for new volunteers including Nairobi city introduction. The orientation starts on the first Monday of every month. It is recommended that volunteers arrive at least one day before the orientation starts.


Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Kenya at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya


Short-term volunteer projects (workcamps) in Kenya: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya


Medical and Healthcare Volunteering: http://cadip.org/medical

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Apply online through Cadip's website: http://cadip.org


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