As a volunteer at a hospital in Kenya you will spend your days gaining experience in the medical field of your choice. There are an abundant array of areas you can volunteer in including: labor and delivery, operating room, ambulance emergency services, family planning, laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, male and female wards, gynelogical care, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, injections, or triage. If you are a nurse, a doctor, a pharmacist, a therapist, an imaging tech, or a student of any kind, this is the place for you!
About Hospital’s in Kenya:
The hospital system in Kenya is very different than a westernized hospital. Here you will be working with less resources and a higher influx of sick patients. The experience you will gain working in a third world country will be life changing to your practice at home. The insurance and billing system is drastically different than any first world country and you will also gain knowledge in all areas of the hospital including, charting, hospital flow, billing, record keeping, and patient care. Luckily, most Kenyans all speak Swahili and English so if English is one of your languages it will be easy to communicate to your patient. Because ALL Children Matter is partnered with hospitals in different areas all helping treat the less fortunate. Staff is very welcoming and will teach you in any area you wish to learn as long as you come in with an open mind and willing to help.
To volunteer on our medical program you must be a:
- Registered Nurse
- Registered Doctor
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Laboratory Tech
- Ultrasound Tech
- X Ray Tech
- A student in any one of these fields
The hospitals in Kenya don’t have the same resources that most Western Countries do, however they still give the same care and compassion that any other hospital staff would. You would make a tremendous difference in the lives of many by volunteering on our medical program.
Our goal for our medical program is to be able to facilitate Kenyan Hospital’s system while learning from them and also identifying any gaps that they could potentially benefit from. We help care for patient’s under the direction of the Kenyan doctor’s, nurses, and staff and gain life changing experience that will forever be impactful onto your next patient.
- Safari in Kenya, visit the beautiful beaches of Mombasa and feed some Giraffes
- Learn to speak Swahili from the local staff you are working with
- Have fun while spending time on the Ambulance Calls
- Gain valuable experience volunteering in a hospital
- Make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime
I’m just finishing the most intense two and half weeks I’ve maybe ever lived through. It was extreme on all levels but contrasted with life changing as well.
~ Megan Demeter