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.

 

MedTreks Kenya

Our Global Health Education Model

The Need

The World Health Organization reports that Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the world’s burden of disease and only 3% of the workforce to address it.

Our Goal

MedTreks helps HopeCore build healthcare capacity in Kenya through providing ongoing medical education and skills training to Kenyan health professionals at HopeCore.

Our Model

Through utilizing the “Train-the-Trainer” model, our MedTreks program is designed to work cohesively with the HopeCore public health program in Kenya, providing them with the specific training that they need to expand their healthcare services and train additional healthcare workers throughout rural Kenya.

Our Role 

Our role as MedTreks medical professionals is to collaborate with the Kenyan health teams to enhance existing medical skills and design new strategies for efficient healthcare delivery.

ABOUT HOPECORE

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:

  • 800 Community Health Volunteers trained
  • 45,000 students now have drinking water
  • 23,500 mosquito nets have been distributed
  • 200 schools receive regular health clinics
  • 24,000 mothers have received health education

 

About HopeCore

OUR IMPACT

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 & 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

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) 

What is MedTreks Kenya?

About Our Programs

MedTreks Kenya goal is to strengthen the global health workforce through education, collaboration, innovation & empowerment.

Twice a year our MedTreks teams travel to Kenya to engage in educational sessions & hands-on trainings with the HopeCore health team. MedTreks Kenya also has a year-round educational program. MedTreks Kenya works to strengthen healthcare capacity through:

 

 Live & Online Educational Lectures & Workshops

Medical Volunteer in Africa

EDUCATION

CPR & 1st Aid. Nutrition & Prenatal Care. Pediatrics & Maternal Health. Triage, Acute & Urgent Care. Chronic Disease Management.
Global Health Course

COLLABORATION

Train-the-Trainer Model. Culturally Competent Healthcare Delivery. Program Support through Fundraising. Workshops in Teamwork & Learning Service.
Medical volunteers at MedTreks Kenya working with patients

INNOVATION

Telehealth consultation services. Online educational programs. Medical skills lab. Leadership & development courses.
Medical Trip Kenya
OUR MEDICAL TRIPS

Twice a year, the 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

GET INVOLVED

There are several opportunities to be involved with MedTreks Kenya

Global Health Kenya

Travel to Kenya

Twice a year, MedTreks Kenya hosts a collaborative & immersive global health field course in Kenya.
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 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- join our team as faculty. Visit Get Involved for more information
View Itinerary
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 

ari@medtreksinternational.com 

Medical Volunteer Kenya

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

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