MedTreks Kenya Online Global Health Internship

How to Gain Experience & Give Back During COVID We are over a year into this global pandemic and the end is no where in sight. As part of the global health community we know that many healthcare professionals feel they could do more to help, especially in the international setting. For the last several … Continued

6 Transformative Benefits of a Yoga Retreat on Your Daily Life

6 Transformative Benefits of a Yoga Retreat on Your Daily Life By Dr. Rojas & Ari Rasori If you are in healthcare, you may ask yourself “do I really need or have time for a yoga retreat?”. If you consistently practice, you might have found that you can already see some of the benefits of … Continued

How Physicians & Nurses Can Recover from Burnout and Regain Balance

  Stress is a natural response from the body and it helps you react and adapt. However, when you’re a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional under long-term stress at work, you might find yourself exhausted and cynical regarding your work life. This is not a good place to be. It can detrimental to your … Continued

A Nurse brings her Passion for Mothers & Babies to Kenya

Improving Child Maternal Health in Kenya Meet Britt! A nurse who brings her passion for mothers and babies to Kenya! Our MedTreks program constantly seeks to bring dedicated health professionals to Kenya to help improve education and build capacity in the healthcare arena. This month we are highlighting a true gem of a human being: … Continued

Community Health Worker Training Program in Kenya

MedTreks Kenya ~ Community Health Worker Program Expanding the Community Health Workforce in Kenya: Kenya is currently in a global health workforce crisis. In Kenya, there are only 2 doctors for every 10,000 people (World Health Organization). This crisis is more severe in rural regions where 75% of the Kenyan population resides. Our Village HopeCore … Continued

Women in Medicine ~ A success story of a young female doctor in Kenya

Meet Dr. Esther, HopeCore’s first Physician! This is a success story that MedTreks & HopeCore couldn’t wait to share. This past August, HopeCore hired their first medical doctor to join the public health team in Chogoria, Kenya. We were thrilled and honored to hire Dr. Esther, a young, vibrant female physician who was obviously the … Continued

Medical Volunteering in Africa: MedTreks Kenya August 2019

MedTreks Global Health & Medical Volunteer Program    August Medical Trip 2019  Medical volunteering abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences as a health professional. There are many different programs for medical volunteering, some are effective and some are ineffective and even harmful. MedTreks was designed to help build capacity and promote shared learning … Continued

Empowering Nurses: Preventing Burnout Through Cross Cultural Medical Experiences

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” ~ Mahatma Gandhi       This week, as part of recognizing the amazing contributions that nurses make to healthcare we want to share some thoughts about cross-cultural nursing in terms of “self-care for healthcare” or preventing workplace burnout.  For … Continued

Beyond Zero with HopeCore

          Beyond Zero with Village HopeCore International   This August, MedTreks is returning to Kenya for their second time this year, to help support HopeCore implement community health services. HopeCore has recently acquired the mobile clinic van from the Beyond Zero Campaign. Below is a description of how the clinic is … Continued

Global Health in 2018: news, stories, reports and revelations

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman” ~ Martin Luther King, JR 2018 has come and gone. The global community has witnessed incredible successes but also faces tremendous barriers and persistent challenges. The articles provided below are selected to review some of the global health issues in … Continued