Welcome to MedTreks Kenya

About our Program

MedTreks Kenya is an ongoing collaboration between health professionals interested in improving global health. We partner with Village HopeCore International (HopeCore) in Kenya.

MedTreks International has worked with HopeCore for over 20 years, and MedTreks Kenya is the result of this long-term partnership. Our program works to build capacity through health education and clinical skills training to health professionals in Kenya.

Clinical Global Health Field Course

About Our Program

Our MedTreks Kenya Clinical & Global Health Field Program is designed to provide socially responsible and sustainable global health experiences through a collaborative partnership with Village HopeCore International – a community health program located on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, serving over 300,000 villages. 

Through a collaborative partnership, this program is designed to expand learning and healthcare clinical capacity for U.S. medical professionals, medical/nursing students as well as the Kenya healthcare teams. 

The World Health Organization states that Sub-Saharan Africa has only 3% of global health workforce, despite being home to 11% of world’s global population, and 24% of the global disease burden (Source). Our MedTreks Kenya program helps to build healthcare capacity in a field-based clinical knowledge exchange, with three primary areas for participant involvement: 

    Medical Course

    MedTreks Kenya CME Global Health Field Course

    This field course provides 10 hrs of CME on global health, travel & Humanitarian Medicine topics while combining hands-on clinical and global health experience in Kenya. Medical professionals (doctors, NPs/PAs, nurses) can receive Category 1 CME for this in-person course.
    Medical Volunteer Abroad

    MedTreks Kenya Clinical Faculty

    Designed for experienced health professionals to join our teams in Kenya for a 2-4 week time period, training our Kenya staff on a variety of health education topics and providing ongoing clinical mentorship during mobile clinics.
    Medical Program

    MedTreks Kenya Student Clinical Rotations

    This rotation is specifically designed for groups of Medical/Nursing students who want to gain a hands-on and more in-depth global health experience. We design specific rotations based on the student needs for a minimum of 8 students/faculty.

    Village HopeCore International (HopeCore), is a public health and poverty eradication program that provides services to over 300,000 people in rural Kenya. We have been fortunate to be part of this program since its inception in 2001. HopeCore Public Health Program Impact to date:

    • 1260 Community Health Volunteers trained
    • 45,000 students now have drinking water
    • 43,739 mosquito nets have been distributed
    • 200 schools receive regular health clinics
    • 48,000 mothers have received health education
    About HopeCore


    Programs Sponsored by MedTreks Kenya Teams

    Education and Training

    Medical Skills Training

    MedTreks provides hands-on training with the HopeCore staff in addition to providing mentorship while working with the nurses in the clinics. Topics include First Aid, CPR, Orthopedic Assessment, triage, suturing, splinting, telemedicine, dermatology, infectious disease, mental health, triage & disaster preparedness.
    MedTreks Telehealth Kenya

    Telehealth Program

    MedTreks initiated Telehealth capabilities and built HopeCore’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system through VSEE platform, which is now used in the HopeCore Clinic to keep track of patients. Purchased & Donated Items included : Telemedicine Stethoscope, Otoscope, Computer, EMR (>$10,000 donated)
    MedTreks Medical Trip Kenya

    Certificate Programs

    Our MedTreks teams regularly host certificate skills workshops including Helping Babies Breathe, IUD Insertion, CPR & Wilderness First Aid, Triage & Disaster Preparedness. MedTreks provides these trainings free of charge and fundraises for all the training materials, which are all donated to Kenya as part of our "Train-the-Trainer" model.
    Medical Trip Kenya Medtreks

    Nurse Sponsorship

    MedTreks identified that HopeCore nurses were often out of needed supplies while in the field. MedTreks sponsored 10 Nursing First Aid Bags. Items donated: 10 Nursing Bags filled with high quality stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, thermometer, safety goggles, several wound care and bandage supplies ($3,000 value) 
    Medical Trip Kenya

    Every year, our MedTreks team travels to engage in educational sessions with the Kenyan healthcare team at HopeCore as well as providing continuing education through online discussions, newsletters and Telehealth consultation. This trip is designed as a Global Health Field Course & Health Exchange. We welcome doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs, EMTs and even nursing/NP students & medical students.

    If you are a healthcare provider or health educator and interested in teaching your skills to our Kenya team or if you are a student or health professional simply wanting to gain more hands-on experience in global health & humanitarian medicine – we are happy to chat more! Learn more about our MedTreks Kenya Global Health & Medical Trip.

    Kenya Medical Trip


    There are several opportunities to be involved with MedTreks Kenya

    Global Health Kenya

    Travel to Kenya

    Join us on our annual MedTreks CME field course to Kenya! Medical professionals (doctors, NPs/PAs, nurses) can receive Category 1 CME for this in-person course.
    Village HopeCore International

    Support Our Program

    You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Kenya program. 100% of the proceeds goes to training & equipment for community health workers in Kenya
    Volunteers walking into our MedTreks Kenya clinic

    Partner with Us

    MedTreks Kenya has a variety of institution and university partnership packages available for medical, nursing and public health programs.
    Medical Volunteer Kenya

    Join Our Team

    MedTreks Kenya has several openings for faculty positions, extended public health internships and short-term global health & medical volunteer opportunities.
    Experience Kenya
    • Experience a sustainable health program in Kenya that provides services to over 300,000 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- join our team as faculty.
    • Visit Get Involved for more information
    Contact Us
    Elephant in Samburu National Reserve

    More about MedTreks Kenya Program

    Blog Posts, News & Stories

    MedTreks Kenya is a year round partnership. Not only do our teams travel to Kenya twice a year, MedTreks also provides regular support through online education, discussions, Telehealth consultation. Read some of our stories and opportunities below!

    To get involved with our team, please contact our Medical Director:

    Ari Rasori 


    Medical Volunteer Kenya - MedTreks

    Nursing Students in Kenya

    A Nurse brings her passion for Mothers & Babies to Kenya. As a midwifery student at UCSF, Britt Urban takes time out of her masters program to learn about our Child Maternal Health Program.
    MedTreks Kenya

    Community Health Worker Training

    MedTreks is dedicated to helping HopeCore build out their community health worker training program for over 800 CHWs in rural Kenya.
    Medical volunteer in Kenya working in the clinic

    Sustainable Medical Volunteering

    There are a lot of medical volunteer opportunities out there. Learn how our MedTreks Kenya program is different from other medical missions
    Medical Volunteer Kenya

    MedTreks Kenya August 2019 Trip Experience

    Our 9 day Global Health & Medical volunteer program operates twice a year in Kenya. Here is a closer look at what happens on these trips.

    “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.”

    Henry Ford

    Give Back

    Our Commitment to Building Capacity

    Village HopeCore International

    We constantly seek ways in which our trips can make a positive impact to the places where we travel. Our Kenya & Peru trips have a GIVE BACK component where a portion of your trip costs go to the local healthcare facilities. In addition, we provide resources and training to local healthcare workers.