Kenya CME Safari & Global Health Campaign

Welcome to MedTreks Kenya

Global Health & Travel Medicine CME Course & Safari

We invite you to join our global health and travel medicine field course in Kenya!  MedTreks Kenya is a unique opportunity to experience sustainable global health while gaining CME in global health, travel & humanitarian medicine. In collaboration with Village HopeCore International, this field course is a multi-faceted experience that includes hands-on global health experience in an immersive cross-cultural setting with a 4 day luxury safari.  It is an excellent way to learn key global health concepts while contributing to strengthening the global health workforce and getting to experience the soul of Africa. 

Up to 10 hrs of Category 1 CME (MDsNPs/PAs) and 10 Nursing CEs available!

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the true heart of Kenya- a trip that combines a world-class safari with a very unique, cultural and global health immersion
  • Learn about key health issues and best practices for addressing community health in Africa
  • Work side by side Kenyan health professionals in a cross-cultural medicine environment
  • Share your expertise! Provide hands-on skills training to local Kenyan health professionals
  • Experience village life on the lush slopes of Mount Kenya
  • Stay in beautiful, luxury tented camps while on our customized Safari
  • Experience the majestic animals in their natural habitat – witness the “Big Five” with the company of our local, expert guides 
  • Meet our team, connect with other medical professionals, make lasting friendships

Learn more about MedTreks Kenya Program Here

Travel and make a difference. 25% of program costs go directly to the HopeCore Child Maternal Health program at HopeCore. Option to ONLY do the Global Health Field Course and not the safari, or add on Namibia Safari! Scroll to bottom to read more! 

Dates: July 20th-29th, 2024

Prices: $3,995

Detailed Itinerary

The Adventure Begins...

For a detailed schedule of the trip, please download the free itinerary below.

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MedTreks Kenya Itinerary

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PEOPLE & PLACES

Medical Trip Kenya
About HopeCore

Village HopeCore International (HopeCore) is a community health and development program located on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Their team is dedicated to fostering integrated social and economic development in rural communities, which is what’s made them the ideal community partner for MedTreks.

We have been fortunate to have some of MedTreks core faculty be part of HopeCore’s program since its inception in 2001. Through the integration of health interventions, both preventative and curative, health education, micro loans, skills-based training, and staff capacity building, HopeCore is reducing the burden of poverty for vulnerable populations in the Maara Sub County.

Why MedTreks Kenya - Note from Ari

COURSE DETAILS

 

Global Health Field Course & Medical Campaign

A unique opportunity to experience sustainable healthcare in the beautiful villages of rural Kenya. Expand your horizons, learn key global health concepts, contribute to improving the planet and strengthening the global health workforce. 

Our Global Health & Travel & Humanitarian Medicine Seminar is designed to equip MedTreks participants with pertinent travel medicine and global health topics that will help make the clinical work throughout the week more enjoyable and fulfilling. The format for this day is mixed with discussions, video, slide presentations & hands-on skills. This seminar provides a valuable set of knowledge and training for anyone interested in the global health & humanitarian medicine field.

Course Description & Objectives

This course is accredited for up to 10 hrs of Category 1 CME. Learners will have access to an online and printed syllabus and course handbook with a robust list of resources. 

To learn more about the course, please click the link below. 

HopeCore's Program in Kenya

Public Health Impact

Since 2001, Village HopeCore International has been working to alleviate poverty and build healthy communities through their income generation, capacity building & public health programs. This Kenyan based NGO now serves over 300,000 people through their various programs.

Village HopeCore International

45,000 Students

Now have access to clean drinking water in their schools provided by HopeCore.
MedTreks Kenya

24,000 Mothers & Babies

Have received health education and basic health check-ups
Our Team at MedTreks Kenya

800 Community Health Workers

Have been trained and certified through HopeCore's Education Program
Village HopeCore International

23,500 Mosquito Nets

Have been distributed to children and their families through our mobile clinic & school program.
Medical Volunteer Kenya
Program Location

This program takes place in the beautiful region of Chogoria, at the base of Mt. Kenya. It is an approximate 3 hrs drive from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. We arrive on day one at our hotel in downtown Chogoria. This will be your home for the full week. The hotel is simple but clean, safe and comfortable. There are hot showers, internet, a restaurant, bar and conference area. Enjoy coffee on the garden balcony or read a book out in the backyard garden. More information in our itinerary in link below!

What Others Say

MedTreks Kenya Program Faculty

We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Trip Information

Cost & Signing Up

Trip Dates:

July 20th-29th, 2024

Cost: $3,995 (based on double occupancy)

CME Fee: $695 (MD/PA/NP) 

CEU Fee: $395 (RN, Social Worker) 

All participants receive a Certificate of Global Health, Travel & Humanitarian Medicine Field Course upon completion. 

** Please Note: This program is designed as a fundraising trip for HopeCore. A large portion of your costs goes to clinic supplies and HopeCore’s public health program operations in addition to scholarships for Kenyan nurses to participate in the MedTreks educational opportunities. Thank you for choosing to support our program!

What is included: 

  • 6 nights hotel lodging in Chogoria (July 20th-26th)
  • 3 nights luxury Safari lodging (July 26th-29th)
  • Breakfast & Dinner on all days in Nairobi & Chogoria
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner while on Safari
  • Global Health, Travel & Humanitarian Medicine Lectures
  • Local Guides & Interpreters
  • Conference & Course materials
  • MedTreks T-shirt
  • Certificate of Course completion

What is not included: 

  • Tips, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, airfare, airport transfers to hotel in Nairobi, hotel in Nairobi for early or late departures, Kenyan Visa. 

Global Health Field Course without Safari: If you would like to only participate in the village stay and global health field course, and NOT do the 4 day safari, this is now an option. Instead of going on safari the last 4 days, you will stay in Chogoria working with the HopeCore Program. To book this option please visit HERE

We know that traveling to Kenya can be intimidating, don’t worry, our MedTreks staff have been running trips to Kenya for over 20 years and we are ready to take you through every step of the process to make sure that you feel safe, prepared and informed.

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished..it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back”. 

~Denzel Washington