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

Malaria ~ Strategies for eradicating a preventable disease

When a child is given a bed net, the whole family benefits… and so does the community. Why?     April 25th, 2019 was World Malaria Day and we would like to share some of the strategies that HopeCore uses in their public health program to help eradicate this preventable disease.  This day is about … 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

Student Nurse Experience with MedTreks Kenya

Student Nurse experience medical volunteering in Kenya with MedTreks   Nabha Gold, a nursing student at Southern Oregon University OHSU Nursing program describes her experience in Kenya with MedTreks “Your vision of where or what you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.” – Paul … Continued

Helping Babies Breathe Training for Kenyan Nurses

Helping Babies Breathe Certification Training for Kenyan Nurses  Teaching lifesaving clinical skills to Kenyan healthcare workers. OHSU students and faculty lend a hand in Kenya~ Trish Kohan, Marilyn Gran-Moravec, Nabha Goldfedder Kenyan neonatal mortality rates are 23 per 1,000 births, and infant mortality rates are 36 per 1,000 births (UNICEF 2012). These devastating statistics are … Continued