MedTreks Kenya

9 Day Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine Field Course

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Experience the beauty of Kenya while learning key principles for global health in the 21st century.

Travel responsibly, expand your horizons…

make a difference in the world. 

 

Our MedTreks courses are designed to provide an opportunity for hands-on medical experience in addition to global health education and skills training. We are fortunate to partner with the well established public health program at Village HopeCore International. This is a unique opportunity to experience an efficient and sustainable global health program in rural Kenya.

The Ultimate Kenya Experience

January 10th-18th, 2020

August 7th-16th,2020

 

9-day Medical & Global Health Seminar with optional Safari and Kenya Coast extension

 

Education, Collaboration, Innovation & Empowerment. 

 

Strengthening the global health workforce. Our program works to build capacity through health education and clinical skills for the Kenyan community health program, Village HopeCore International. A program that now provides services to over 500 villages in Kenya.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience a sustainable health program in Kenya that provides services to over 100,000 villagers
  • Witness first hand how mobile health and education can be used to change the future of Kenya
  • Understand key principles of Humanitarian Medicine in the 21st century
  • Learn about community health in Africa, while experiencing village life on the slopes of Mt. Kenya
  • Work side by side our wonderful Kenyan staff at HopeCore
  • Help deliver pediatric and community health interventions through our mobile clinics
  • Participate in cross-cultural medicine in one of the most beautiful regions of the world
  • Promote health in rural communities of Kenya while networking with other health professionals
  • Interested in teaching? Share your expertise with our staff! Our program is built on the “train-the-trainer” model. We look forward to hearing about your skillset! Email us to learn more about this opportunity.

TRIP DETAILS

This 10 Day Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine Seminar is an incredible opportunity to expand your horizons in Global Health & International Medicine. 

The course includes 10-day village stay, all transportation, all lodging & meals (B, L, D), airport transfers, MedTreks T-shirt, Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine certificate.

*** Nurses receive up to 20 CEs for this course.

 

Email us for Full Course Description & Itinerary

 

Most of the MedTreks participants who travel to Kenya want to experience the wildlife and the beautiful scenery of the country. After 20 + years of running trips to Kenya, we have some of the best guides and tour agencies working with us to provide several optional excursions including Nairobi National Park, Kenya Sweetwaters and Samburu Safari and Diani Beach Coastal extension. 

Learn more about the optional safari and coastal extension HERE

 

HOW TO SIGN UP

Contact us to receive a full itinerary, application and registration form. Make a $350 non-refundable deposit for reserve your space on the trip.

MedTreks Kenya

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HopeCore Health Services

Village HopeCore International (HopeCore), has been working to provide health and economic development in their communities for the past 20 years. They have a thriving public health program that is changing the future of Africa. Learn more about HopeCore!

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Monday – Friday Itinerary in the Village: The weekdays are packed full of clinics, workshops, and training. Below is a list of activities during the week.

Mobile School Clinics:

A unique opportunity to travel to rural schools on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and experience the life of the village children. Our role will be to assist HopeCore in providing medical services and implementing educational resources. We will have the opportunity to help triage, perform growth monitoring, screen for common childhood illnesses and provide basic immunizations and age-related health information.

Community Outreach

We join HopeCore in setting up mobile clinics throughout the community and perform a variety of free health services to the villagers including infectious disease screening, blood pressure & glucose monitoring, family planning, nutrition, and pediatric health education.

Clinical Skills Workshop:

The main goal of our MedTreks program is to help strengthen the healthcare capacity in Kenya by providing continuing education, skills training, and health information to the HopeCore public health team. Throughout the week our teams collaborate in various skills and workshops with topics including CPR, first aid, wound care dermatology, pediatrics, acute care palliative care, maternal health and perinatal care, team building, leadership, and telemedicine.

What distinguishes your programs from others?

Our programs were designed by world-class faculty who have had extensive experience in global health and international medicine. The programs provide an in-depth review of current global health topics and share practical tips for doing medical work abroad that is socially responsible and sustainable.

What are the topics covered in your programs?

Global Health Seminar Topics:
Global Health in the 21st Century

Community Health in Rural Kenya

14 Child Survival Technologies

Global Health in the 21st Century 

Health System Innovation and Technology

Health Education Topics:
Maternal Health
Pediatrics
Primary Care
Orthopedics

Do I have to be a medical Doctor to volunteer? Can I receive CME?

We believe that if you are passionate about sharing your knowledge, then you have something to contribute to help support our staff. For this reason, we highly encourage medical professionals with advanced skill sets such as MD, NPs/PAs, RNs, Paramedics but we also value and welcome students, EMTs and interns to participate in our programs. All Kenya courses provide 20 Nurse CE credits. 

What will I do as a MedTreks Kenya Volunteer?

Throughout the week you will participate in several different areas of our community health program including working in the mobile school clinics, performing community health outreach events, engaging in daily medical skills training, providing health education and skills workshops for our local staff.

How can I join a MedTreks Kenya trip in 2019?

Email us to receive a full itinerary with application and registration packet.

What is your program model?

We are working to build healthcare capacity and create fun & engaging professional development for medical providers around the world. We provide opportunities for medical professionals to collaborate in cross-cultural settings. During our programs, you will be able to share your skills and knowledge with people in underserved areas of the word. Our trips provide opportunities for networking in the Global Health arena while offering high-yield skills that professionals can use to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Interested in Joining a Trip?

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